Since earlier this year when I showed parents and teachers that the Iowa House would take seriously the issue of activism in our schools, my inbox has been full of teachers, parents, and students from across the state. To illustrate the sorts of materials in our schools I thought I would share what some legislators received from concerned members of the Johnston School District.
Beyond the photos below, A class on “Equity and Anti-Racism Training” is being offered to Johnston teachers. Anti-racism is inspired and informed by Critical Race Theory. Both teach people to judge others on the color of their skin instead of through the content of their character. The course is voluntary but it is still unclear how teachers who choose not to take the course will be treated afterwards.