Considering that Education Savings Accounts (school choice) is an uphill climb with 60 Republicans in the Iowa House, it is clear too many Republican legislators are not paying attention to the issues that exist in Iowa schools.
Considering Iowa House Republicans are quick to rule out any possibility of criminal penalties for teachers who provide obscene materials and/or hardcore pornographic materials, it is clear too many Republican legislators are not paying attention.
Considering Iowa House Republicans are wanting to allow teachers to provide materials used in the classroom up to seven days after — AFTER — they are used, it is clear too many Republican legislators are not paying attention.
Are they not aware that some Iowa teachers signed a pledge to continue teaching Critical Race Theory despite state law?
Are they not aware that students across the state walked out over common-sense legislation stating girls’ sports are only for biological girls?
Are they not aware that Waukee Elementary — ELEMENTARY — School is going to be discussing the importance of LGBTQ and gender-inclusive curriculum and classroom environments without allowing parents into the presentation?
Are they not aware teachers across the state are mocking concerns from parents over sexually explicit and pornographic materials being in school libraries?
Are they not aware teachers across the state are mocking legislators who have vowed to address the issue?
Are they not aware that students have been allowed to make out on stage during school hours in the school auditorium?
Are they not aware that flags promoting Black Lives Matter and LGBTQ are used to decorate many hallways and classrooms across the state?
Are they not aware that, more often than not, these sexually explicit, vulgar, inappropriate library books are remaining in school libraries?
Are they not aware that some teachers and schools will not tell a parent if a child has a preferred pronoun different than what is dictated by biology?
I hope not. I hope it is a case where legislators just do not know all of this is happening. I question how that’s possible, but I hope it is the case.
Because the alternative is that they do know and they are OK with it. Or they simply do not care.