HF 2380 Public Hearing 2

I’m looking forward to hearing the public comments on HF 2380 tomorrow night.

I can’t attend in person, so I’ll post a few comments here (most of which I have shared at other opportunities):

Iowa can’t be a leader in education while following multi-state initiatives or by chasing federal dollars and approval.

Iowa can’t foster innovation and excellence through micromanagement and enforcement of uniformity; schools need flexibility and real authority over programming.

Iowa can’t engage parents and communities by inviting us to the table after all of the decisions have been made.

It would be more fruitful to identify and remove obstacles to effective instruction and innovative programming rather than coercing parents, teachers, and schools into working harder to get around them.