SmartAsset REPORTS IOWA TOP SPOTS FOR TEACHERS--HERE'S WHY

11-21-17

Greetings, Register Reporter, Mackenzie Ryan,  Legislature Education Committees, Iowa Association of School Boards and all—

 Please forward this post to Iowa school boards.  Thank you.

Mackenzie Ryan’s 206  word  article in the 11-20-17 Register reported SmartAsset’s from New York ranking  Iowa’s  top spots for teachers, as  follows.  But you cited flimsy reasons why so Iowalive once again will fills the void with the following two tables.  Anyone claiming to have better numbers is asked to provide them. 

BEST SPOTS FOR IA TEACHERS ARE WORST FOR IOWA STUDENTS

DISTRICTS IN TOP SPOTS FOR TEACHERS ARE WORST  SPOTS FOR STUDENT READERS.  Source:  Des Moines Register, Dept. of Education  11-21-17

IOWA SCHOOL  DISTRICT AND SmartAsset's  NATION TEACHER SPOT RANK

DISTRICTS’ 4TH GRADE IOWA READING RANK 0F 335 DISTRICTS

Iowa took four of the top 15 spots in the nation:

Cedar Rapids (No. 2)

280

 Omaha and Council Bluffs (No. 4)

307

 Des Moines-West Des Moines (No. 6)

332

 Davenport-Moline-Rock Island (No. 14)

316

IOWA 4TH GRADE READING RANK IS POSTED ON WEBSITE  http://www.iowalive.net/readingallstested15-16.htm

 

SEVERAL GOOD REASONS WHY IOWA’S TEACHERS SHOULDN’T WHINE

THERE ARE 3 MAJOR REASONS WHY IOWA IS RANKED TOP SPOTS FOR TEACHERS  Source:  Iowalive 11-21-17

REASONS FOR IOWA'S TOP SPOTS FOR TEACHERS RANK

% CONTRIBUTED

 Have and don’t meet the lowest student proficiency standard in the Midwest, if not the nation  http://www.iowalive.net/howandwhyiowagotalowproficiencystandard.htm

40%

Are at least 20% overpaid for results achieved  http://www.iowalive.net/registereditorfailure.htm

30%

 Are not trained or expected to teach effectively  http://www.iowalive.net/regentuniversityfailures.htm

20%

Are not held accountable for anything  and blame students for poor school performance  http://www.iowalive.net/dontblamestudents.htm

5%

All others

5%

TOTAL

100%

 

Please click the following link to see Iowa’s 75 year education chart and more showing how the Des Moines Register gives poorly performing Iowa teachers and school districts a free pass.   

RESPONSE TO REGISTER EXECUTIVE EDITOR'S MISGUIDED EDITORIAL

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