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LISTEN: K-12 And Higher Education Legislation Takes Center Stage At Statehouse

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IPR Morning Edition host Clay Masters checks in with IPR state government reporter Katarina Sostaric about recent action in the Iowa legislature.

There’s been a lot of movement in the last week in the Iowa legislature when it comes to education. At the K through 12 level and with higher education. The Iowa House passed a 2.4 percent increase in state aid for K-12 schools last week. Lawmakers say that’s a compromise number reached with Republicans in the Iowa Senate. Plus, Republicans on a Senate panel have advanced a bill that would ban tenure systems for professors at Iowa’s public universities. Tenure is meant to prevent professors from being fired without cause and to protect academic freedom.