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Statement from Rep. Sharon Steckman of Mason City on Republican Education Plans

By |2015-03-03T12:45:05-05:00March 3rd, 2015|Categories: Education, Featured, Recent News|Tags: , |

"Today is a sad day for public education and teachers across Iowa. House Republicans finally put all of their cards on the table today and their education agenda is simple: ruin public education and push Iowa kids to private schools instead. At a 9:30 am conference committee, Republicans said there isn’t enough money for public schools, [...]

Republicans Vote Down School Funding Supported by Iowa Schools, Teachers & Parents

By |2015-01-28T08:24:03-05:00January 28th, 2015|Categories: 2015 Session Information, Education, Featured, Recent News|Tags: , , , , |

On a straight party line vote, House Republicans turned back a school funding plan supported by school officials, teachers, and parents. “I’m disappointed that House Republicans have stopped listening to our local school leaders, parents, and teachers.  Over the last few weeks, we’ve heard from Iowans across the state that the Republican school funding plan shortchanges [...]

Opening Comments by State Rep. Patti Ruff on 6% Supplemental State Aid

By |2015-01-28T08:25:44-05:00January 27th, 2015|Categories: 2015 Session Information, Education, Recent News|Tags: , , , , , , |

Opening Comments by State Rep. Patti Ruff on 6% Supplemental State Aid Thank you, Mr. Speaker. Our amendment will set supplemental state aid at 6%. This amount wasn’t plucked out of thin air. This is the number that all public school organizations are asking for -- school boards, teachers, administrators, urban and rural schools – everyone.  [...]

Iowans Pack Public Hearing: Reject Republican Education Plan

By |2015-01-27T08:08:17-05:00January 27th, 2015|Categories: 2015 Session Information, Education, Featured, Recent News|Tags: , , , |

Iowans packed a special public hearing at the State Capitol tonight and overwhelmingly opposed a Republican school funding plan.  Aside from the Governor’s Office, just one Iowan spoke in support of the Republican plan. “It’s telling that only one person spoke in favor of the Republican plan at the public hearing tonight,” said State Rep. Patti [...]

Live Stream of Education Public Hearing Tonight

By |2015-01-26T15:09:29-05:00January 26th, 2015|Categories: 2015 Session Information, Education, Featured, Recent News|Tags: , , , , |

After Republicans moved to limit access to an education public hearing last week, House Democrats will live stream the hearing on Monday night so Iowans can watch and listen. Iowans can go to http://www.ustream.tv/channel/iowahousedemocrats and watch the proceedings live. “The public hearing is for legislators and Iowans to listen to parents, teachers, and school officials about [...]

House Republicans Limit Access to Education Public Hearing

By |2015-01-23T14:24:44-05:00January 23rd, 2015|Categories: 2015 Session Information, Education, Featured, Recent News|Tags: , , , , |

A public hearing scheduled Monday at the State Capitol to gather input from Iowans on Republican school funding plans has been scheduled in a committee room that isn’t big enough to hold legislators and the public. “The public hearing is for legislators to listen to parents, teachers, school officials, and Iowans about the impact of the [...]

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