Anytime we want to improve education that is a good thing. Proficiency in reading was a big part of the plan. Legislators passed a bi-partisan bill to help ensure that 3rd graders will have the skills they need when they leave that grade. I feel that this measure will help students in all of their studies, social studies, science and math.
I will continue to listen to teachers and administrators on what other things they would like to see take place in our education system to best benefit our kids. I believe that we all can agree that more needs to be done to move Iowa to number one in education again, lets listen to our educators, administrators and parents and do what is best for our students.