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Parents in Council Bluffs were not happy to see the following picture posted on a school Facebook page. The district took the photo down, but not before it had been saved by the concerned parents.


The slide that appears to be on the TV reads:

“The police stop blacks and Latinos at rates that are much higher than whites.”

The Council Bluffs School District Chief Communications Officer, a person called Diane Ostrowski, told The Iowa Standard that the picture showed a display screen “with a fact that a small group of fifth-grade students had found as they researched for a capstone project that was then presented at an open house.”

“The student-initiated project topics do not reflect, nor are they part of, the district’s curriculum or instructional resources,” Ostrowski said. “Students are free to choose topics of their own interest, conduct research and present findings in a public forum.”

One parent said the school gives students a list of topics that are allowed and this topic was one of them.

On Monday, Iowa House Republicans announced they killed the Education Savings Accounts proposal offered by Gov. Kim Reynolds and the Iowa Senate. 

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