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CRT is fueling fires of school choice
According to the Iowa Association of School Boards, education in Iowa depends on good leadership.
Good Iowa School Board leadership upholds their oath to support the Constitution of the United States of America and the Constitution of the State of Iowa as now and hereafter required by law.
Good Iowa School Board Leadership does not allow unelected public school administration or deceptive teachers with a Marxist political agenda to violate Iowa Critical Race Theory law HF802!
The lies of Critical Race Theory and all its derivatives of various titles are depriving many students throughout Iowa, and their parents and even their teachers, of their God-given potential by creating a divided America with envy, hate, fear, anger, doubt, blame and more radical discipline problems at home, at school and on city streets.
Students are being indoctrinated to hate their gender, their ethnicity, their parents, their life, the lives of others, their country, Jesus and even the 45th president of the United States of America.
Critical Race Theory indoctrination burdens students with an irredeemable guilt based on crimes and atrocities that they didn’t commit. It is no wonder that data recently released by the National Center for Education is reporting a 70% increase in students seeking mental health services.
Many students are afraid to speak out, ask questions or answer questions openly and honestly as freedom of speech is not welcome, or comes with a price, in these Marxist, socialistic led classrooms.
Many students fear a failing grade for answering test questions that differ from what they know the classroom dictator wants to hear, therefore often times forcing the student to express a view contrary to their deepest convictions.
Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy said it best: “Government must not be allowed to force persons to express a message contrary to their deepest convictions.”
Contrary to the 46th occupant of the White House, children do not belong to the government. Out of control federal bureaucracy does not know what is best for your family and your children mentally, physically, emotionally, sexually, financially, racially, spiritually or educationally.
Iowa Critical Race Theory Law states that if any individual should feel discomfort, guilt, anguish, or any form of psychological distress on account of that individuals race or sex, it could be a Civil Rights violation.
Parental and student rights are essential to the future of Iowa and any public school leadership policies that ignore or violate Iowa law are a direct assault on parental and student rights and must be challenged in a court of law.
This is what is fueling the fires of school choice, home schooling, open enrollment, vouchers and the money following the child. It is also fueling the fires of rapidly declining public school enrollment, teacher shortages, early retirements, resignations, and even associates, para educators, bus drivers, maintenance and custodial shortages.
“We the people” of Iowa, refuse to allow out of control federal government indoctrination to force us to express views contrary to our deepest convictions.
James Lee Elliott
Farmers should prepare for different future
The Iowa Department of Agriculture State Climatologist Justin Glisan came out recently and said, there are three states that are on a “very high” vulnerability index: Montana, Oklahoma and, Iowa.
Gilsan went on to say that “Unlike fires or severe weather events, droughts don’t wreak havoc overnight.”
We have experienced drought in Iowa, we're in the middle of a moderate drought now and we all might say, it's not so bad. But farmers, are you preparing for a possibly very different-looking future?
In this climate, is it smart to focus Iowa's growing power on ethanol and feeding animals that we ship to other states and countries? If electric cars and trucks are the future, in the long run, corn ethanol will be less and less lucrative to grow.
Is now the time to think about growing crops that are heat and drought resistant? Is now the time to think about diversifying the Iowa landscape and feeding Iowans as the state (and your grandparents) did in the past?