Though I believe it is important to point out some of the places where our current education system is not accomplishing its intended goals, it is just as important to offer realistic solutions that accomplish fundamental education reform. In order to do that, we need to pursue several major areas of reform. In an upcoming installment of McKinley’s Memos, I will lay out a bold vision for reforming education in Iowa. Simply spending more money is not the answer.
Our children and grandchildren are our most precious resource. Providing better quality education for the generations that are yet to come should be our goal and it is the path we must pursue if we are to be successful in giving future Iowans an even better state than the one we are so privileged to call home.
As always, I welcome hearing from you and can be reached by phone at 515-281-3560 or by e-mail at paul.mckinley@ legis.state.ia.us