There is so much going on when it comes to education in Iowa and frankly many other states. From inflation costs, to state support of public schools to teacher pay, educators and a work/life balance, public money being used to pay for private and often religious schools. Just recently the Des Moines Public Schools (largest district in the state) announced they may have to close school buildings and layoff staff. In this interview with Mike Beranek the president of the Iowa State Education Association we take a deep dive into those issues and more. Oh, one other thing: there is a link between a solid public education and business as employer expectations demand better educated workers in a rapidly changing work environment. So much to talk about.
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