Republican State Rep. Ann Meyer offered some hope to Iowa parents when it comes to the Iowa House taking action on obscene materials and hard-core pornography being in school libraries. Meyer joined Mike Devine on 1400 AM KVFD.
Devine asked Meyer if Republicans still have the same desire they did earlier in session to give parents more say in what materials they want to see in school libraries.
Meyer discussed Governor Kim Reynolds’ plan to expand education transparency. She said she doesn’t know every piece of the plan, but did note every public school will publish the course syllabus and there will be a list of every book available in the school library. There will also be a procedure for approving materials for the classroom and the libraries.
“None of us want to remove books that just have different views than we do,” she said. “We’re concerned about pornographic materials.”
Meyer said all views should be available to kids.
She said pushback she has received is that kids have access to their cell phones, which could contain things that are much worse.
“Well, you know what, the parents gave those kids their cell phones,” Meyer said. “If I had a child in school who doesn’t have a cell phone or I put those parameters on my child…when it’s in school libraries, that’s different. That’s basically the government giving access to that type of material. And I don’t think it’s OK.”