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Thursday, February 21, 2008

Popular Progressive: Teachers, A Penny For Your Thoughts

Excerpted from this post at Popular Progressive

According to Iowa Radio, Governor Chet Culver says he's open to the
idea of letting schools use local sales tax revenue to pay for teacher
salaries. "If we can work on this in a bipartisan way and get some
consensus I'm confident we can use this as a vehicle to address a lot
of different needs and that might be one of them," Culver says. Voters
in each of Iowa's 99 counties have established a one-cent local option
sales tax over a decade to be used for school infrastructure. Culver
says he's willing to look at all options. "You know my goal, if you
will, is to make sure we're giving equal educational opportunities to
young people regardless of where they live," Culver says. "That fact
is we do have some concerns."

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