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As the Des Moines Public Schools continue to lead the way in the indoctrination of Iowa public school students, families received another email that makes them aware of an event scheduled for Monday, April 26.

“We want to inform you that there is a march from East High to the Capitol Building being organized by East High students,” the email message from Sherry Fischer reads. “It is a protest for the latest legislation that was passed pertaining to education.”

The invitation, the message says, was extended to middle school students.

“We want you to know that there are no plans to supervise or organize students from Hoyt,” it says. “We hope that you can talk with your child, so they are clear on your expectation pertaining to the walkout/protest.”

The email, which was sent on behalf of the Hoyt Administrative Team, goes on to say the school will have a “lesson” pertaining to the legislation, how the law works and what it means for public education. This lesson will occur Tuesday, April 27 in social studies classes.

The email states the child will be counted as absent if they walk out of the school — but, as a parent, you could choose to take them to this event by signing them out of school. And if you’re interested, the walkout is Monday, April 26 at 1:45 p.m.

In another email, it appears the students of the “racial justice and equity team” organized and are leading the walkout.

“We want to make clear that this is not a protest to our schools or our district, but a protest to the bills in legislation that directly attack our education system,” this email states.

The email includes “demands,” which have been approved by the teacher’s union.

Among these “demands” are putting an end to House File 802, which would ban the teaching of “divisive concepts.” The bill is an attempt to remove Critical Race Theory from K-12 curriculum.

“This bill violates the DMPS agenda of anti-racism and will harm the diverse communities we serve,” the email states.

Ending House File 813, the charter school bill, is another “demand.”

In addition, there is a “demand” that legislation regarding public education not be considered “without equitable consideration from all stakeholders, especially students.”

Only legislation that increases funding of public education is to be considered, according to this list of “demands.”

And the group will provide an “email template” to be used for contacting legislators regarding support of these “demands.”

On Monday, the plan is:

1:45 p.m. walk out of East and Hiatt if able using sidewalks. Other schools will use transportation using dart, carpool, etc.

2:10 p.m. event will start. They will “reinforce” the reason they are there to stay focused on the goal.

Poetry will be performed

Chants will be led

“We will allow space for speakers to have their voices heard,” the email says.

The event is expected to end at 3:50 p.m. and any “remaining participation will not be affiliated with our organization.”

Masks will be mandatory and a phone number for Des Moines Mutual Aid is listed in case of “legal retaliation.”

The emails keep being sent by Sherry Fischer, according to one concerned party. Last week as the Black Lives Matter group met at city hall an email was sent with how to call to get out on bail if anyone would get into trouble.

The concerned party said they find it to be “an abuse of power from the Des Moines School Board to allow these emails to be sent to all the parents.”

Author: Jacob Hall