diversity training

New laws include permitless carry, diversity training restrictions

BY: - July 1, 2021

New laws on guns, education, alcohol delivery and more are in effect as of Thursday. The beginning of the fiscal year, July 1, marks the end of a banner year for legislative Republicans: When the session ended in May, Senate Majority Leader Jack Whitver said that Republicans had achieved “most, if not all” of their […]

Iowa bans ‘divisive concepts’ from diversity trainings, school curriculum

BY: - June 8, 2021

Iowa schools, public universities and governmental agencies will not be allowed to teach certain concepts in their curriculum or diversity trainings under a law signed Tuesday by Gov. Kim Reynolds. House File 802 prohibits school curriculum and mandatory diversity training from including certain concepts that Republican lawmakers identified as divisive. Among the prohibited topics are […]

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Standing up for free speech (unless it’s about white privilege or implicit bias)

BY: - March 22, 2021

Sales of dandruff shampoo should be spiking in Iowa after all the head-scratching over the latest adventures of the Iowa Legislature. There’s been a lot to puzzle over. Just last week, the Legislature gave final approval to a bill to make it legal for landlords in three Iowa cities to kick poor people out of […]

House passes controversial bill to ban ‘divisive concepts’ from school training, curriculum

BY: - March 16, 2021

The House passed two pieces of legislation Monday on free speech training in Iowa’s schools, including a controversial bill that would forbid certain “divisive concepts” from diversity training and curriculum. The first bill, House File 744, requires the Board of Regents to develop free speech training for faculty members and any individuals with student oversight. […]