Iowa Republicans own Delta surge

September 2, 2021 Senate Staff 0

Iowa Republicans need to stop gambling with our children’s lives, and start following the science. We need to listen to public health experts and epidemiologists, not Republican politicians and horse de-wormer salesmen.

Iowans need help, not roadblocks

August 24, 2021 Senate Staff 0

Iowans are begging Governor Reynolds to keep our kids, our schools and our communities safe. Other Republican Governors are working to make classrooms safe places for all children. We call on Iowa’s governor to do the same.

Republicans threaten safe return to school

August 19, 2021 Senate Staff 0

Kim Reynolds and Iowa Republicans in the Legislature are preventing our kids from returning safely to in-person school. Republican policies and failed leadership have allowed the COVID Delta Variant to spread unabated throughout our state. It’s fitting the Governor announced the return of INDYCAR to Iowa today: her COVID-19 policies have our state going in circles.

Community colleges help workers, economy rebound

July 20, 2021 Senate Staff 0

As businesses and industries look to fully re-open, they’re struggling to find the workers they need to fill well-paying jobs. Iowans may be eager to apply, but often lack the specific skills required. That’s where community colleges come in.

Let’s work together to make Iowa public schools great again

February 19, 2021 Senate Staff 0

For generations, Iowans could count on a great public education from Iowa schools to set them up for success in life. Today, however, many Iowans are watching with dismay as a decade of underinvestment from Republican leadership has resulted in Iowa dropping to the middle of the pack in national rankings.

GOP education plan fails our kids and our communities

February 3, 2021 Senate Staff 0

Last week Republicans took money from our kids’ public schools to fund private school vouchers for the privileged few. They’re now launching a puny school funding plan that fails to make up for four years of neglect. Our kids and schools need much more help to overcome the learning challenges of the COVID19 pandemic.

Public Education makes Iowa great

January 28, 2021 Senate Staff 0

Iowa Senate Democratic Leader Zach Wahls rejected the private school vouchers bill being advanced by the Governor and Iowa Republicans that would drain millions of dollars away from Iowa’s public schools.

Public Education Disaster Week

January 24, 2021 Senate Staff 0

Monday, two harmful bills are being rushed through the Senate Education Committee before Iowans have time to respond.  SSB 1065 would divert taxes for public schools to private schools and SSB 1064 would make Iowa schools unsafe during the pandemic.

Let’s send kids back to school safely

August 24, 2020 Senate Staff 0

It’s back-to school time, and most parents would love for kids to return to their classroom – when it is safe. No amount of seat time in a classroom will make up for jeopardizing the health of our kids. Let’s put their safety first as we continue to assess our return-to-learn plans.