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Guest Commentary: State funding of education vs. performance

Friends, things are moving along nicely at the Statehouse. On Feb. 7, the House passed a 3% increase to state spending in our K-12 schools. We are already being criticized by some that we haven’t contributed enough funding to keep our schools competitive. In fact, the narrative is that Republicans are destroying education in the state.

The opposition uses things such as Iowa used to be the number one state in the nation in reading scores.

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