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Glass discusses Iowa education reform

Director speaks to FD Noon Rotary Monday

April 23, 2013

Jason Glass, Iowa Department of Education director, discussed Gov. Terry Branstad’s education reform goals with the Fort Dodge Noon Rotary Club Monday. “When I first came to Iowa I met with Gov....

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conservative

Apr-23-13 9:49 AM

And none of this will amount to a hill of beans without higher parent expectations and more sound families. The greatest obstacle to education has been the breakdown of the home...you try to teach a child whose mind is on whether or not his parents are staying together, etc.

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hawkeyes37

Apr-23-13 4:04 PM

And please DO NOT make the same mistake as other states have when you try to hold the teacher accountable for their students! Yes teacher should be held accountable BUT only to the extent of what they have control over. Teachers DO NOT get to pick and choose students, parents, home environments, cirriculm, etc BUT are the ones held most accountable! So again, teachers are NOT afraid of being held accountable for their students, BUT only to a certain extent! The public needs to work WITH the teachers and not just blame them and you will see much better results! REMEMBER...a teacher can only teacher those who trully want to learn! Teachers DO NOT have a lot of say into the cirriculm, BUT must implement it anyway! AND school is no longer the "good old days" and teachers are NOW competing with computers, endless tv, cell phones, ipads, ipods, tablets and whatever else is out there. A kids attention span is about zero. So you think about how you'd keep the focus of 20+ kids for 7

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