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Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Iowa Political Alert: Neu's school plan could overcome old odds

Excerpted from this post at Iowa Political Alert

Former Lt. Gov Art Neu understands the rural-urban interplay as well
as anyone in Iowa. And it is this insight that it is behind the
thoughtful idea Neu is promoting for K-12 schools: creating countywide
districts that maintain high schools and distinct sports teams in
rural locations where possible but share more high-level classes. The
plan could thwart draconian consolidation measures being advanced by
Des Moines-centrics like State Sen. Matt McCoy, a Democrat from that
city who wants state bureaucrats to sweep in and create large
districts. Neu, the Carroll Community School District attorney and
former member of the State Board of Regents, wants to preserve what's
best in our small district while correcting deficiencies.

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