Daily Archives: February 10, 2015

Ruff: Education funding proposal ‘slap in the face’

A failure to increase state funding for K-12 education would result in program cuts and larger class sizes, advocates said at a meeting Monday. The group convened as part of a new informational series called Moral Mondays in an effort … Continue reading

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Reversing the slide in support for Iowa’s schools

Prepared remarks by State Senator Tod Bowman, Education Committee Member and teacher at Maquoketa Community High School   Education funding must always be our state’s #1 priority.   When you consider all funds — regardless of source —  Iowa now … Continue reading

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Moral Mondays IOWA launches with roundtable discussion on education

February 9, 2015 By O. Kay Henderson A coalition of groups launched their “Moral Mondays IOWA” effort today. About a dozen activists from groups like the Iowa Citizen Action Network and the Iowa Federation of Labor gathered in a statehouse … Continue reading

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Labor History

February 11 Five hundred Japanese and 200 Mexican laborers unite to fight the labor contractor responsible for hiring at the American Beet Sugar Co. in Oxnard, Calif. They ultimately win higher wages and the right to shop at stores not … Continue reading

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