The Irony of Constitution Day

A federal law requiring local schools to teach a program on the Constitution is a violation of the very document many want taught.

Iowans for Local Control Becomes Iowa RestorEd

When I started Iowans for Local Control I wanted to be part of something bigger.  I wanted it to eventually expand beyond the scope of Common Core to address other items of note when it comes to education policy making in our state. I also wanted the content on this site to be driven by […]

Common Core Discussion Panel in Des Moines on July 1st

Americans for Prosperity Foundation – Iowa and Concerned Women for America of Iowa are hosting a Common Core Discussion panel in Des Moines on Tuesday, 7/1/14 starting at 6:30p.  It will be held at the Airport Holiday Inn & Conference Center (6111 Fleur Dr., Des Moines, IA). Their description: As the national dialogue surrounding Common […]

Iowans for Local Control Co-Signs Response to CCSSO Letter on Student Data Privacy

Iowans for Local Control joined 35 other groups in 26 states who co-signed a letter written by Dr. Karen Effrem, President of Education Liberty Watch and co-founder of the Florida Stop Common Core Coalition in response to a letter sent from the Council of Chief State School Officers to U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan.  Iowa […]

Work to Stop Common Core at the Iowa Caucus

Attend the 2014 Iowa Caucus to add stop Common Core and Next Generation Science Standards planks to your party’s platform.

2014 Iowa Legislative Session Timetable

The 2014 Iowa Legislative timetable has been released by the Legislative Services Agency.  Some of the key dates: 1/13/14 – First day of session 2/21/14 – First funnel date (bills must be out of committee) 3/14/14 – Second funnel date (bills must be out of committee) 3/24/14 – Only bills that can be considered after […]

Iowa Parent Survey on Common Core

Due to some feedback I’ve received related to the educator survey launched on Tuesday I am creating a survey for parents who would like to express their concerns about the Common Core State Standards.  If you would like to participate you can take it here or take it below. Loading…

Sign Our Petition to Stop Common Core & Next Generation Science Standards in Iowa

We’re launching a petition to let Des Moines know that we do not want top-down standards in the state of Iowa. Please consider adding your name!

2nd Next Generation Science Standards Task Force Meeting Tomorrow

Just a reminder that the Next Generation Science Standards Task Force meeting will be held tomorrow, September 18th from 9:00a – 3:00p. This meeting will be held at the Science Center of Iowa (401 W. MLK Parkway, Des Moines).  It is open to the public, but you will not be given an opportunity to speak. […]

Receive Iowa Education Legislative Alerts via Email

 Iowans for Local Control wants to help keep you up to date with education bills as we approach the convening of the Iowa General Assembly in January.  We’ll post these updates here on the website, on our Facebook page and on Twitter, but we also can send these to your inbox as well. All you […]