State Senator Brad Zaun (R-Urbandale) introduces a bill in the Iowa Senate that would essentially roll back Iowa’s standards to what they were in 2006.
Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) was in Iowa earlier this week (yes the 2016 race has really already begun in Iowa). At his meeting with the Westside Conservative Club held at the Machine Shed Restaurant in Urbandale, IA he was asked about the Iowa Core. Paul clarified saying… “which has the Common Core?” and then proceeds […]
Originally posted at Iowans for Local Control. State Representative Tedd Gassman (R-Scarville) introduced a bill, HF 2141, that directs the Iowa Department of Education to pull out of the Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium. It has been cosponsored by State Representatives Sandy Salmon (R-Denver), Dwayne Alons (R-Hull), Larry Sheets (R-Moulton), Greg Heartsill (R-Columbia), Dave Maxwell (R-Gibson), […]
Iowa Governor Terry Branstad is one of several Republican governors who has attempted to alleviate concerns about the Common Core State Standards through executive order. Yesterday he signed executive order 83 which reads: WHEREAS, the Iowa Constitution encourages a strong educational foundation by providing that, “[t]he General Assembly shall encourage, by all suitable means, the […]
Iowa jumped on the Common Core State Standards in 2010. They joined the Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium. The Iowa Department of Education can’t mandate assessments. Statutorily they are legally allowed to align the Iowa standards with other “accepted” standards. Iowa Code 256.7 subsection 26b says: Continue the inclusive process begun during the initial development of […]