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We Need To Overturn Branstad Education Veto

change.org/ During the 2015 legislative session, Iowa lawmakers agreed to give Iowa schools $56 million in urgently needed funding. Iowa school leaders say this will help prevent larger class sizes, fewer teachers, and higher property taxes. On July 2nd, Governor … Continue reading

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Iowa GOP Hypocrisy On Education

[by Paul McAndrew] Governor Branstad and Iowa’s Republican-controlled House of Representatives propose only a 1.25 percent increase ($50 million) in state funding for elementary and secondary schools in Iowa’s 338 public school districts. This meager increase would keep Iowa’s schools … Continue reading

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Liz Mathis: “Skip The Drama” In School Funding

State Senator Liz Mathis of Marion urges state to “skip the drama” in setting local school funding Will consider 4% increase in basic school funding and additional state dollars to prevent any related property tax increase Liz Mathis, a member … Continue reading

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