Prepared Floor Remarks by U.S. Senator Chuck Grassley of Iowa
Highlighting Iowa’s Graduation Rate
Thursday, June 18, 2020
As hectic as the COVID-19 crisis has been for America’s education system, it is important to highlight successes.
The 2018-2019 school year saw the highest four-year graduation rate in Iowa’s history, at 91.6 percent.
In 2017, Iowa had the highest graduation rate in America, and with this achievement we appear ready to do it again.
During my time representing Iowa in the U.S. Senate, I have been in many of our state’s classrooms, seeing firsthand the dedication of Iowa’s educators.
I would like to congratulate all of those involved with Iowa’s schools on their fantastic work at all times, but over the past few months in particular.