Iowa Senator-Elect Amy Sinclair is preparing for the legislative session’s start on January 14th. The Republican senator will have some influence in significant policy pieces this year, as she’s serving on the education committee and as ranking member of the local government committee.
Sinclair says she appreciates Governor Branstad’s education plan because it starts to take education ideas in a new direction. She says she likes the idea of having the best teachers helping guide other teachers and measures to ensure only the best teachers are in the classroom. Sinclair adds there are other parts of the plan she disagrees with, but she says legislators need to take those big picture ideas of making Iowa’s education better and use those pieces to come up with a final plan that works.