Op-ed: Our State’s Chance to Become ‘Opportunity Iowa’•
Robert Ray, Opinion Reporter
When I was growing up, my parents told me this was the land of opportunity. They told me that if I worked hard, received a good education, and played by the rules, that I could be anything I wanted to be. My parents were right, and it worked for me and for many of you.
As I travel around our state – and certainly as I watch what’s going on in our nation’s capital – I’m confronted with a startling realization: this optimistic vision for a better tomorrow that my parents preached about may be vanishing.