Quirmbach: The price of education reform is 4% allowable growth over next two years Print
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Written by Tim Albrecht   
Thursday, 11 April 2013 13:43

(DES MOINES) – Last month, state Sen. Herman Quirmbach put a price tag on the governor’s education reform plan, which was 4% increase in state aid in each of the next two years. The quote:

“The price now for education reform is 4 and 4, I want the governor to know this.” - Sen. Herman Quirmbach, D-Ames, chairman of the Senate Education Committee, Mason City Globe Gazette, March 6, 2013

“The Branstad administration acknowledged this, and understands this is the price for the governor’s education reform,” said Branstad spokesman Tim Albrecht. “We expect Senator Quirmbach to remain true to his word and support the plan put forward by House Republicans today, which included four percent growth each of the next two years, and contains the governor’s education reform plan. This is a good faith compromise with the Senate Democrats’ funding priorities and Republican reform priorities, and is legislation both parties in both chambers can support. The governor supports this legislation and hopes Senate Democrats will join him and Iowa House Republicans in this truly historic effort to make Iowa’s schools the best in the nation once again.”

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