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Education reform would impact private schools


Private schools would also be affected by possible changes to Iowa's education system.

In northwest Iowa, the largest private education system is the Diocese of Sioux City.

Dan Ryan is the superintendent of schools in the diocese. He is in charge of about 30 schools and 6,300 students. He says the Catholic schools are accredited and mostly follow public school standards and mandates.

Ryan says many of the proposals are innovative and would change the way students are taught.

"I think there's a strong possibility a lot of those education reforms and the virtual high school classes, et cetera, could come through and I think those would be viewed as very positive," said Ryan.

Like Sioux City superintendent Paul Gausman, Ryan also has questions on how it would be paid for.

He also says parents' voices need to play in a role before any decisions are made.

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