A video shown to a second-grade class at United Elementary in Boone has taught multiple lessons to some families in the district. Ultimately, one parent told The Iowa Standard the incident proves radical indoctrination can happen anywhere — even in small Iowa schools that have not fully gone woke.
“It painted ‘pride’ in this pretty little light with rainbows and unicorns and glitter,” the parent said.
The incident happened a couple of weeks ago. The child told their parents late last week. In the midst of conversation, the child slipped in the fact the class was shown a “gay pride” video.
The teacher confirmed to a parent the video was shown in class for Read Across America week. The teacher connected the video to the civil rights movement.
It turns out, this is the video that was shown:
After an incident last year in which plans were made to provide inappropriate materials to young students, the parent said they have been on edge.
According to the family, the teacher made the decision to show the video on her own.
The Iowa Standard reached out to the United Community School District but hasn’t heard back as of press time. When we do, we’ll provide an update.
The parent said this incident proves people need to be vigilant and involved at every school — even when the administration doesn’t go for the woke movement — because teachers will just do their own thing and forget to filter through content or look through books.
“The whole point is you’re not safe anywhere,” the parent said. “You can’t assume that your kids are safe when they go to school.”
It’s created headaches, but ultimately the parent said their child served as the light in the darkness and exposed the truth. Still, the parent worries children have increased confusion now because of the video.
“They might be learning something at home that’s different and conflicting and now have questions,” they said. “In the book, it mentions riots and fighting with the cops — that’s not good.”