Attend a Peoples' March on Terrace Hill - Saturday, July 16 at 2 PM!

On Saturday, July 16, at 2pm, 2300 Grand Avenue, Des Moines, hundreds of farmers, seniors, workers, and everyday people from across Iowa will mobilize outside Governor Branstad’s mansion for a massive "People's March on Terrace Hill." Please join this…Read More

Final Results Are in from Legislative Session

The Iowa Legislature finished its business agreeing to 0% allowable growth for the 2011-12 school year and 2% for the 2012-13 school year. Unfortunately due to the governor and legislative Republicans' intransigence this was the best deal schools could get.…Read More

Rally to Remind Lawmakers and the Governor that 0% Just Won't Cut It!

Tuesday, June 7 at 5:30 p.m. on the west steps of the Capitol there will be a rally as politicians debate cuts to education. It is time for educators, parents, students, and all Iowans to say, once again, to politicians that it is important to fully fund…Read More

Kids 1st Rally - Tomorrow 5:30 to 6:30 West Steps of the Iowa Capitol

Kids 1st Rally,Wednesday,April 13,5:30,West steps of the Capitol.THIS IS OUR LAST STAND.We could count on multiple labor unions when we rallied for Collective Bargaining.This one is up to us: the stakeholders in public education:parents, teachers and…Read More

Rally to Say "NO" to Zero! April 13th at the State Capitol!

Kids 1st! Rally - State Capitol west steps - April 13 from 5:30 - 6:30 p.m. Rally against budget cuts in education. Say no to larger class sizes! Say no to more pink slips! Say no to cuts in music, art, language, and PE programs! Bring family, and friends who…Read More

Urge legislators in the House to go to conference committee and set allowable growth at 2 percent.

The Iowa Legislature has missed the February 26 deadline to set allowable growth; it is now 26 days overdue. Iowa schools must certify budgets for next year by April 15; pink slips are due April 30. As a result of the delay in setting allowable growth, school…Read More

Latest From the Iowa Legislature: Letting Schools DIe on the Vine

The Iowa House Republicans refuse to try and compromise with the Iowa Senate on allowable growth. Without a conference committee working out a compromise the next two years of allowable growth will be set at ZERO. Contact your representative and House…Read More
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