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House Democrats Call for Special Session to Make Educationg Iowa Kids a Priority Agian

By |2015-07-27T10:13:00-05:00July 6th, 2015|Categories: 2015 Session Information, Education, Featured, Recent News|

Iowa House Democrats called for a special session today to override Governor Branstad’s veto of $56 million for k-12 schools and make educating Iowa students a top priority again. “For a year and a half, Republicans have failed to adequately fund education and left our schools in crisis. House Democrats are standing with parents, teachers, and [...]

Veto Proves K-12 Schools No Longer a Priority for Republicans

By |2015-07-02T17:14:46-05:00July 2nd, 2015|Categories: 2015 Session Information, Education, Featured|

Statement from House Democratic Leader Mark Smith on Branstad Veto of $56 million for k-12 Schools: With Governor Branstad’s veto today, Republicans have made clear our k-12 public schools are no longer a priority for them. After breaking the law for over a year while ignoring school leaders and parents, Republicans finally agreed to an additional [...]

COMING UP TODAY: Will Republicans put aside DC politics and end the school funding crisis?

By |2015-04-30T12:59:27-05:00April 30th, 2015|Categories: 2015 Session Information, Education|

As schools hand out the final pink slips to teachers across Iowa today, Democrats said they will give House Republicans another chance to compromise and resolve the school funding crisis with a vote in the Iowa House this afternoon. “We’re going to give House Republicans another chance to put aside the DC politics and resolve the [...]

Schools Lose 1,034 Educators Next Year

By |2015-04-28T12:41:52-05:00April 28th, 2015|Categories: 2015 Session Information, Education, Featured, Recent News|

Schools Lose 1,034 Educators Next Year 408 GOP Pink Slips; 626 Positions Left Open  As Republican gridlock pushes the school funding crisis to another week, Iowa superintendents are reporting there will be 1,034 fewer educators in Iowa schools next year, which will increase class size. “With just two more days until the teacher pink slip deadline, [...]

Republicans Refuse to Debate Anti-Bullying Bill

By |2015-04-22T10:34:20-05:00April 22nd, 2015|Categories: 2015 Session Information, Education, Featured, Recent News|

Republicans refused to debate the anti-bullying bill today in the Iowa House.  The bill was originally proposed by Governor Branstad and was approved on a bi-partisan 43-7 vote in the Iowa Senate last month. “After three years, I’m disappointed that House Republicans still refuse to debate the anti-bullying bill.  There is broad, bi-partisan support for this [...]

219 GOP Pink Slips to Teachers; Another 332 Positions Unfilled Next Year

By |2015-04-21T14:26:14-05:00April 21st, 2015|Categories: 2015 Session Information, Education, Featured, Recent News|Tags: , , , |

219 GOP Pink Slips to Teachers; Another 332 Positions Unfilled Next Year Web Page Launched on School Funding Crisis According to a survey of Iowa Superintendents, at least 219 teachers will receive pink slips this month and another 332 school positions will go unfilled next year.  With just 132 superintendents reporting so far, almost 2/3rd of [...]

House Republicans Refuse to Compromise; Send Members Home Early

By |2015-04-16T13:51:33-05:00April 16th, 2015|Categories: 2015 Session Information, Education, Featured, Recent News|Tags: , , , |

House Republicans Refuse to Compromise; Send Members Home Early Des Moines, Iowa – Instead of working to reach compromise and resolve the school funding crisis, House Republicans scrapped debate today and sent many of their members home early for the week. “House Republicans refuse to compromise and resolve the school funding crisis,” said House Democratic Leader [...]

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