Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad’s Condition of the State address contained some good ideas,but it hardly outlined the bold agenda that is has been touted as.
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Iowa Governor Terry Branstad highlighted property tax relief, improving education and the quality of life in his 2013 Condition of the State address.
The Des Moines Register’s vision for the Iowa Legislature in 2013 is full of tax hikes and spending increases. We should be doing the exact opposite.
We don’t know what the job market will look like five years from now, let alone 10-12 years in the future. Who knows what kinds of jobs will be available. There will likely be career fields that we couldn’t even imagine. On the flip side some jobs that are currently being done will be replaced [...]
I’ve had said before if you wonder where the direction of religious liberty is headed you don’t even need to look to Europe. Just look to our neighbors to the north. Canada passed their own gay marriage law back in 2005 being the fourth country to do so. Even before this homosexual “rights” have already [...]
Cost far exceeds sums doled out in federal grants used to persuade states to adopt BOSTON/WASHINGTON, D.C./SAN FRANCISCO – Aligning state and local educational systems to the Common Core State Standards in English language arts and math will cost the 45 states plus the District of Columbia that have adopted them nearly $16 billion over [...]
The developing scandal at the Los Angeles School District’s Miramonte Elementary School is troubling news on many fronts, but the most troubling aspect of the news is evidently accelerating decay of public trust. Last week the school district as blindsided by what is now a triple scandal. Everyone is aghast at the crimes themselves. Teachers [...]
At least that is what Debbie Squires of the Michigan Elementary and Middle School Principles told the Michigan House Education committee. She believes that parents don’t know what is best for their children. Wow…. that is how one nameless (to me) Michigan State Representative responded to her. Here’s the video below: Now let’s not [...]
Shane Vander Hart says not only were President Obama’s education proposals in his State of the Union address unconstitutional, they are historically unprecedented and reveal his lust for power.
If the primary purpose of education is to impart knowledge so that each generation of youth are able, first, to govern themselves and, second, to get a decent job, then how are today’s public schools doing? Our schools fail miserably. A high school education was once a crowning achievement which enabled the high school graduate [...]
I know many of you are not used to going to Iowa Grounds for Iowa political news and commentary now, so I wanted to draw your attention to a piece I published there early this morning related to Iowa Governor Terry Branstad’s education bill. I know that education policy isn’t as “sexy” as Presidential politics, [...]
Governor Terry Branstad recently introduced a Education Reform Bill in the Iowa House (HSB 517) and in the Iowa Senate (SSB 3009) (both versions are practically identical). I have read through the House version, and I wanted to point out some of the details within the bill that concern me. I won’t put it mildly [...]