Iowa House passes curriculum transparency bill requiring public schools to post learning materials online – IOTW Report

Iowa House passes curriculum transparency bill requiring public schools to post learning materials online

Main St. Gazette: The Iowa House on Tuesday passed a curriculum transparency bill that requires public and charter schools to post their learning materials online.

Supports say the legislation, which passed in a 60-36 vote, is meant to protect parents’ right to know what their children are learning, particularly with the proliferation of critical race theory and other controversial content in classrooms throughout the country.

“I believe this will begin a great new period for parents and teachers to work together for the benefit of our students,” Republican Rep. Garrett Gobble said, according to KCCI. “Transparency will strengthen trust … and rightfully turn down the temperature and rhetoric surrounding education discussions.”

So what, exactly, does the legislation do? In short, it requires public and charter schools to post curricula and library books online, though not specific lesson plans.

“The bill passed by the House would require schools to post a course syllabus or written summary of the material that will be taught in each class, how the students classes meet or exceed the Iowa core educational standards and a list of all instructional materials that will be used in classes,” the Des Moines Register reported. “Schools could satisfy the requirement by giving parents view-only access to any classroom management software used by the district.” more here h/t NAAC

5 Comments on Iowa House passes curriculum transparency bill requiring public schools to post learning materials online

  1. Maine is going in the opposite direction.
    General Mills and her state DOE person have dumbed down curriculum and proficiency tests. The tests now show 80%+ proficiency in math, etc after being around 40 – 50% for yrs.
    They also have taken down all educational and proficiency data from before 2021 off the web site.
    I’m sending them this article.

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  2. Anyone coming out against this is either a paedo, a totalitarian, or a typical dumbass democrat who does whatever CNN, The View, and AOC tell them to do.

    Imagine the horror of having to post your lesson plan and having to stick to it… Oh the humanities… That’s just like what the rest of us have to do in our fucking jobs. Tough shit if you can’t spend all of class time talking about how much you love your butt plug, asshole.

  3. You know what’s an easier, more reliable, and less expensive way of knowing what’s in the curricula, the books, and the lesson plans!?

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