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Proposed Changes to Education Funding Fall Short of Bipartisan Support

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The Governor has made K-12 education a priority, and Iowa lawmakers are at work crafting proposals at the Statehouse.

During this hour of River to River, hosts Ben Kieffer and Katarina Sostaric are joined by Democratic ranking member of the House Education Committee Rep. Ras Smith, and Republican chair of the Education Appropriations Subcommittee Sen. Tim Kraayenbrink. They talk about proposed changes to K-12 education base funding as brought forward by the Iowa House and Senate.

 

Then, Governor Kim Reynolds discusses her views on the proposed changes as they relate to her long-term vision for education in Iowa. Founder of the parent interest group Parents for Great Iowa Schools Rose Green, and urban and rural schools advocate and school finance expert, Margaret Buckton, also join the conversation.

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Katelyn Harrop is a producer for IPR's River to River and Talk of Iowa
Ben Kieffer is the host of IPR's River to River