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Perhaps you haven’t heard, but parents across Iowa and across the country are ticked at what their kids are being taught in schools. There were school board elections last November that provided a pretty good idea of just where average moms and dads are at when it comes to their tolerance for forced masking, Critical Race Theory and preferred pronouns.

Iowa is not immune to the insanity running rampant inside school buildings and classrooms. In fact, the biggest reason 2021 was a record-breaking year for The Iowa Standard (more than 7,689,000 page views) was education.

And 10 Iowa House Republicans filed a bill late this week to increase transparency when it comes to educational materials used to teach certain social studies curriculum. It will require approval from the Department of Education prior to its first use and the Department of Education will have to post all the approved material to be used to teach these specific sections of social studies.

It is a win for Iowa parents. And it is sad for the many Iowa teachers who do a good job and somehow find a way to keep their politics out of their profession.

Here in Iowa, we’ve seen teachers pledge to break state law banning the teaching of divisive concepts, discuss how they’ll attempt to work around that new Iowa law and whatever this is.



So, this week’s “Legislator of the Week” is split 10 ways, and it goes to the Republican House members who listened to Iowa parents and are working toward a solution.

Representatives John Wills, Skyler Wheeler, Anne Osmundson, Henry Stone, Tom Gerhold, Dean Fisher, Tom Jeneary, Dennis Bush, Garrett Gobble and Steve Holt have proposed a good piece of legislation that will result in a much-needed discussion.

And, for those teachers who are upset that such a bill would be introduced, there are some wise words from a man called Fletcher Reede you would do well to hear:

Author: Jacob Hall

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