The governor and lieutenant governor say they’ll hold a roundtable discussion with high school students at the end of this week to talk about education reform. Lieutenant Governor Kim Reynolds says it’s an outgrowth of the response to the recent education summit.
Reynolds says the summit response was “overly positive,” but they did hear some concerns that student voices were not heard. She says that is “a valid concern,” so they will hold the roundtable Friday at the state fairgrounds. Reynolds says this will be a chance for students to give their opinions on the education system.
“For example, what are the qualities for a great teacher?, How could classes be more relevant and engaging, and are internships with businesses or nonprofits that earn high school credits possibly the answer?,” Reynolds said. The roundtable is from 3:30 to 4:30 on Friday August 19th.
It’ll be held in the Penningroth Media Center in the Cattle Barn on the Iowa State Fairgrounds. Reynolds says the public is invited to attend the roundtable.