Iowa’s NAEP Scores Mostly Stagnant, Sees Drop in 4th-Grade Reading
The 2017 results from the National Assessment for Educational Progress (NAEP) show that while Iowa students performed better than the national average, their statewide average scores remain stagnant and 4th-graders saw a two-point drop in reading from 2015.
John Hendrickson: Iowa policymakers should take note of states that have enacted meaningful tax reform successfully. By lowering rates and keeping spending levels low, Iowa can deliver tax relief to the benefit of all Iowans by creating economic growth and opportunity.
Polk County Doesn’t Need More Tax Revenue, It Needs Better Spending Habits
Joel Kurtinitis: Polk County residents are willing to do our part to keep the county growing and improving, but it’s just not fair to ask us to give more to a county government that has shown itself to be addicted to frivolous spending.