Is there a critical race theory bill in Iowa
that bans the teaching of the following topics: sexism, slavery, racial segregation, racial discrimination, including topics related to the enactment and enforcement of laws resulting in sexism, racial oppression, and segregation.
This is a direct quote, broken by interruption, from Richard Fowler on Fox News’ “The Five” show on June 22nd, 2021 who seems to read it word-for-word from his notes on the table. The relevant claims begin after the 7 minute mark, but context is provided from the beginning.
Of the bill, Fowler claims
It says it’s prohibited. It says it’s prohibited from the curriculum. It’s prohibited from the curriculum. It’s in section 5 of the bill.
Is it true, according to Fowler,
they really couldn’t teach 1776 because Abigail Adam’s letters to her husband on remembering the women would actually be illegal per the bill in Iowa.
He further claims
I’m just telling you what the bill says.
Jesse Watters is quite vehement Fowler’s claims are false. Jesse admits he has not read the bill several times. However, the claim there is such a bill which bans these topics is an extraordinary claim.
Is there anything in the bill which implies
we will not teach slavery in school in Iowa
as Watters doubts? He further claims
I guarantee you it has not prohibited the teaching of slavery in history class in the state of Iowa.