Glass: more sales work needed on education changes

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The director of the Iowa Department of Education says meetings he held around the state has shown him voters aren’t yet convinced to support the changes he has proposed to overhaul the state’s education system.

Speaking to The Associated Press Tuesday, education Director Jason Glass says that uncertainty has led to a decision to delay his plan to overhaul the way Iowa teachers are paid for a year. He says the proposal was always planned to be put in place over a period of years and is still planned to take place over the next two to three years.

Glass says he doesn’t want to just tinker with teacher pay, but fundamentally overhaul the system and that will take time. He describes the effort as a marathon, not a sprint.