S-N Editorial

Elections and consequences


February 16, 2023


H-M-S Middle School students head to their first period class on the first day of school in 2021.

"Reform" is a loaded word when it comes to politics. It can be tacked onto most nouns, from health care to taxes to anything in between.

We here in the Hawkeye State have been beaten over the head with "education reform" over the past month. The governor's Students First Act was rammed through the Legislature, and thanks to procedural tactics by the Republican majority, it received little debate and no amendments.

Iowans shouldn't be surprised and those who oppose the bill can save their feigned disdain. Republicans hold a 28-seat majority over Democrats in the House and an 18-seat edge in...

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