School has started in Waukee, and with it so has the indoctrination of middle school, junior high and high school students. Here are some photos from Prairieview Junior High.
It is the same school where this teacher worked.
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The above photos were a topic of discussion at Monday night’s school board meeting. Courtney Collier, a parent in the district, addressed the board.
“My concern is, this is one-sided it appears,” Collier said. “I don’t see any stickers promoting conservative values and I’d like to know if we could do that?
“When did this become acceptable to do at school? I didn’t realize we were allowed to advertise as teachers to the students in our class our personal or political ideologies, our morals and values — I thought that wasn’t acceptable. And if it is acceptable, then will my children be allowed to put up stickers and posters throughout the school that represent their values and ideas? Even if they don’t fit with this new narrative of ‘Black Lives Matter,’ which by the way is a terrorist group in my opinion. They’re the ones responsible for the destruction in many cities across the United States last year in case we didn’t notice.”
Some parents from the district have reached out to The Iowa Standard and shared additional information. It appears that the superintendent as defended the posters and pictures, saying teachers are protected under the First Amendment until the district feels it interferes with the teacher’s work performance or comfort level of their coworkers.
The obvious question is at what point is the comfort level of students taken into account? Or is it? At all?
Parents of students are who feel uncomfortable are supposed to request the teacher take down posters or pictures. Because that should help an already uncomfortable student feel more comfortable — knowing their mom or dad had to remind the teacher their job isn’t to indoctrinate but rather educate.
In fact, when a parent did ask for a Black Lives Matter and LGBTQ pride posters to come down in a classroom, the principal in the building reportedly told the parent the teacher is protected under the First Amendment.
In addition, students in middle school, junior high and high school in Waukee have also been asked for their proper pronouns. It’d be interesting to know if this exercise is carried out in, oh, I don’t know, biology class.
Prairieview’s principal reportedly responded to a concerned parent:
“Like pronunciations and nicknames, we are trying to make sure we’re calling students what they prefer to be called. We have students that don’t want to be called the gender pronoun that matches their outward physical characteristics. This practice is not new and is used in institutions that work to create inclusive environments. If you’d like to talk more about it, I’m happy to give you a call.”
The Iowa Standard has also heard about students playing a memory-type game with pronouns in the district.