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Democrat State Rep. Sharon Steckman took time on Monday to defend public education on the floor of the Iowa House after saying information was shared at last Thursday’s Moms for Liberty Parent Townhall in Des Moines that Steckman said isn’t true.

Steckman said she found some of the things that were said “very offensive” as a public school teacher and a supporter of public schools.

“I think some of the imaginary information going around needs to be addressed,” she said. “Teachers are not teaching CRT, it is not in the curriculum. Teachers are not teaching woke, that’s not in the curriculum either. Teachers are not indoctrinating our kids or teaching them to hate America. We are not abusing our children. There are no litter boxes in any school in this state for students. We are not coercing them to do anything.

“I am tired of hearing all of this imaginary information being spouted as if it’s the truth about our public schools. Our teachers are trying their best to do the best work they can with the little bit of resources that we give them and the little bit of attention.”

Steckman said the legislature should begin focusing on things “really important” rather than imaginary issues in education.

“We’re the slowest growing state in the union and we’re going after one of our highly rated public institutions — our public education,” she said. “We’re telling the whole world, ‘Hey, our public schools aren’t any good because look at this terrible stuff they are doing.’ Which they are not doing. I repeat, not doing. Go visit a school. Go look at their curriculum. Talk to a teacher, volunteer in a classroom. You will find out what they are actually doing.”



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