Iowa State Education Association applauds bipartisan effort Print
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Written by Jean Hessburg   
Tuesday, 03 May 2011 15:42

DES MOINES, IA (05/03/2011)(readMedia)-- Iowa's community colleges are celebrating 45 years of educating students, so it is fitting the Governor recently signed into law Senate File 209 restoring $5.9 million in cuts made in FY 2010.

"We couldn't be happier with this bipartisan effort to support Iowa's community colleges. Restoring the $5.9 million in cuts made in FY 2010 makes good economic sense," said Chris Bern, president of the ISEA. "This is an especially critical time for Iowa's workforce, and our community colleges meet the myriad needs of unemployed workers as they seek job retraining and further education. Community colleges have a powerful role in helping grow our economy so our continued investment is critical to economic recovery in Iowa," added Bern.

The ISEA supports legislation to increase community college funding from the Iowa House $144 million to the Senate $169 million.

The Iowa State Education Association is a professional association made up of more than 34,000 educators who are dedicated to promoting and preserving quality public education for all students. Great Education. It's an Iowa Basic!


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