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Why Teachers Are Important

From Robert Reich a great tribute to a teacher. A video (3 minutes) that points out what the radical right is doing to our schools. The radical right Republicans have been using teachers as one of their go-to whipping boys … Continue reading

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The High Five

Once again we bring you Progress Iowa’s Friday version of their daily newsletter while the Iowa Legislature is in session. Happy Friday! It’s been an exciting week for Iowa’s college basketball teams! Congratulations to the Iowa State Cyclone women and … Continue reading

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Staff Short? Give ‘Em More Work

Covid Kim has had some really strange responses to what is being described as a workforce shortage. The responses have ranged from cutting unemployment insurance early to attempt to force people in desperation to take any job, offering a whopping … Continue reading

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Testing Out Insurgency Tactics? 

Can’t help but look at what is going on in Canada in recent days and wonder if this is some isolated incident or is it another in a long series of acts of anarchy that are being used to probe … Continue reading

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Killing Public Schools In Iowa?

Once again the Iowa legislature is in session with an overwhelming Republican trifecta for passing bills. They have a wide majority in both Houses and a governor whose only concern seems to be pleasing the extreme right of the Republican … Continue reading

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Pandemic Shows How Important Unions Are

AFT Leader Randi Weingarten discusses reopening schools: (6.5 minutes) Thursday we got this email from the Abby Finkenauer campaign: I’m Ken Sagar, retired president of the Iowa Federation of Labor. But today I’m not here to give you an update … Continue reading

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Teacher At MSD Teaches Students To Challenge Special Interests

    Much of the nation has been overwhelmed by the composure and courage of the students from Marjory Steadman Douglas High School. The courage they have shown in the face of the usual intimidating practices of NRA politicians and … Continue reading

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Iowa Republicans Versus Iowa Teachers

Monday morning I was half listening to Iowa Public Radio’s Morning Edition when I heard Iowa news reporter Joyce Russell tell a short story on the annual standoff on public school funding in Iowa. The story was an interview with … Continue reading

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The Courtney Report

This fall, I will be working with 10 of my fellow legislators on the Medical Malpractice Study Committee. We will study current standards and potential options in medical malpractice actions, including the number of expert witnesses that may be called. I … Continue reading

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