Jason Schultz: The Iowa Senate passed SF 455 which will start to bring equity to the funding levels between small and large geographic districts.
Conservative Princeton Law Professor Robert P. George and liberal Harvard University Professor Cornel West defend campus free speech in a joint statement.
A super-majority of Iowans support the creation of Educational Savings Accounts in Iowa to help with “educational expenses for school-aged children.”
Shane Vander Hart: A Des Moines Register poll says a majority of Iowans oppose public funds being used for private options, earlier polls suggest otherwise.
Congressman Thomas Massie (R-KY) introduces a one sentence bill that reads, “The Department of Education shall terminate on December 31, 2018.”
State Rep. Sandy Salmon (R-Janesville) introduces bills in the Iowa House opposing Common Core, Next Generation Science Standards and Smarter Balanced.
Jack Whitver: Despite limited resources in budgeting for the FY 17-18, Iowa Senate Republicans support adding $40 million in new K-12 education spending.
Homeschooling was never listed as a risk factor by the Commission to Eliminate Child Abuse and Neglect Fatalities nor was it even mentioned in the report.
There have been several bills filed in the Iowa House and Senate this year dedicated to devolving the power and control the Iowa Department of Education.
The American people were shortchanged if they wanted to hear relevant, substantive questions and answers during Betsy DeVos’ confirmation hearing.
Betsy DeVos does not mention Common Core in her opening statement for her confirmation hearing as Secretary of Education before the Senate HELP Committee.
Martin Luther King, Jr: “We must remember that intelligence is not enough. Intelligence plus character–that is the goal of true education.”
A coalition of nearly 60 parent organizations, education experts and writers, and elected officials are concerned about Betsy Devos’ record and views.
President-elect Donald Trump and his pick for Secretary of Education, Betsy DeVos, called for the elimination of Common Core and expansion of school choice.
Shane Vander Hart: While Betsy DeVos may not have been my first (or second or third or fourth) choice as Secretary of Education I will give her a chance.
A family & consumer sciences teacher at East Union Secondary School in Afton, Iowa, was recorded blasting Donald Trump during a middle school home ec class.