Sunday, October 7, 2007

Put education on the radar screen!

The U.S. presidential candidates from both parties have taken part in numerous debates and forums over the summer but precious little attention has been focused on education -- that it not until the ISEA stepped in!

On Saturday, Aug. 18 -- the day before a nationally televised Democratic candidates' debate was held at Drake University in Des Moines -- the ISEA ran an ad in the Des Moines Register calling on the candidates to put education on the radar screen. The result? The candidates had their first in-depth discussion on education issues where most rejected merit pay plans based on a single test score and they called for an overhaul of the No Child Left Behind law.

The ad is the first in a series of activities the ISEA will conduct leading up the caucuses. Come back to our Web site soon for complete information about the caucuses.

Download a copy of the ad .