Improving education in Iowa will reduce crime. That was the message today (3/10) from the Bettendorf School District and Police Department, during a news conference at Paul Norton Elementary School. Police Chief Phil Redington says the link between education and crime may be stronger than people realize.
This link was studied in a report released today by the group "Fight Crime: Invest in Kids." It says nation-wide, 7 out of 10 prison inmates have not graduated from high school. And Redington says that means police departments and parents need to support local schools.