BOGUS $5 MILLION AEA FUNDING REDUCTION

4-21-16

Greetings, Kay Henderson, Iowa Radio and all—

The headline for your 360 word 4-20-16 Iowa Radio article carelessly posted on website http://www.radioiowa.com/2016/04/20/house-plan-would-cut-5-million-from-aea-budgets/

 incorrectly blared: House plan would cut $5 million from AEA budgets

Check it out with Representative Ken Rizer and you will find when all the smoke is cleared—the bottom line shows the total AEA budget was increased by a net of $1.3 million, to a whopping, wasteful $409 million!!  The following table shows the breakdown of sources of the waste, for you and others to report—even if there are claims that someone has better numbers.  If so, please report them and provide them to Iowalive for release.  Readers will decide which numbers to believe.     

Iowalive has found Representative Ken Rizer to be most trustworthy!!

 

HOUSE  GIVES AREA  EDUCATION AGENCY (AEA) BUDGET A $1.3 MILLION INCREASE

WASTE STARTS AT THE TOP WITH THE *ISEA TEACHER UNION BACKED STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION

THE TOTAL IOWA AREA EDUCATION AGENCY BUDGET (AEA) WAS NOT CUT AS RADIO IOWA CLAIMED, IT WAS ACTUALLY INCREASED BY $1.3 MILLION.   Source:  Representative Ken Rizer & Iowalive  4-21-16

DESCRIPTION

AMOUNT

Amount Kay Henderson, Radio Iowa,  Incorrectly Reported As Cut From AEA Total Budget on 4-20-16

$5,000,000

Amount of Total, Net,  AEA Budget Increase According to Representative  K. Rizer on 4-21-16

$1,300,000

Total Previous AEA Budget  According to Representative Ken Rizer on 4-21-16

$407,700,000

New Total AEA Budget  According to Representative Ken Rizer on 4-21-16

$409,000,000

Avg. AEA Operating Efficiency, Year-To-Date 4-1-16

35%

Total AEA Waste In Previous Budget

$265,850,000

AEA WASTE BREAK  DOWN %

WASTE $

Poor State Board of Education Oversight  22%

$89,694,000

K12 School Ineptness 19%

$77,463,000

Poor Department of Education Oversight  17%

$69,309,000

Poor Legislature Oversight  9%

$36,693,000

Flawed AEA Processes  8%

$32,616,000

Biased, AEA Favorable Media Coverage 8%

$32,616,000

Poor AEA Management  6%

$24,462,000

Avg. AEA Over-Compensation 4%

$16,308,000

Unco-operative Parents 3%

$12,231,000

All Others  4%

$16,308,000

Derivation methods for operating efficiencies are posted on website:   http://www.iowalive.net/deriveopeff.htm

Anyone claiming to have better numbers is asked to provide them.

 

You correctly  wrote, The Area Education Agencies help educate students with disabilities who require “special education” classes.  But you also quoted this propaganda garbage from reckless, tax and spend democrat Representative Chris Hall, from Sioux City. 

“That means that we’re talking about cuts to speech language pathologists, occupational and physical therapists, psychologists, social workers, special education consultants and other experts who support autism, challenging behaviors and reading instruction,” said Representative Chris Hall, a Democrat from Sioux City who opposes the GOP budget plan.

You can color Chris Hall as a major contributor to the $36,693,000 AEA waste caused by poor legislature oversight.  And by quoting him and his ilk, you and  Radio Iowa are significant contributors to the $32,616,000 AEA waste caused by biased media reporting.

IS THIS HEAVEN??  NO!!  IT’S IOWA!!

*THE UGLY IMPACTS ON IOWANS--ISEA TEACHER UNION--IA. PUBLIC ENEMY # 1

 Sincerely,

Iowalive    A growing network of volunteer citizens and professionals for improving IOWA