State-wide Materials (political activism, false facts, critical race theory, etc)

Iowa

Iowa House passes bill banning diversity training that calls US systemically racist or sexist

The Iowa House of Representatives on Tuesday passed a bill that would ban diversity training that includes the idea that Iowa and the United States "are fundamentally or systemically racist or sexist." The bill, House File 802, provides requirements for any diversity training carried out at Iowa public schools, within the state government and at state universities. It prohibits a total of 10 "divisive concepts" to be taught, including "that …

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District-level Materials

Ankeny Community School District

Iowa Tackles '"The Weaponization of Whiteness in Schools"

Both the certified and classified staff at Southview Middle School received this email from our representative of the district's newly created Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Leadership Team. The email comes with a suggestion to visit the website for videos, lesson plans, and other activities to develop a culturally inclusive classroom. One of the articles included in this email is titled "The Weaponization of Whiteness in Schools." Another article refers to …