Iowa Teachers Sending Their Obituaries to Iowa Governor Reynolds
Gov. Kim Reynolds announced last week she will override local school districts and require students to spend at least half of their education time in classrooms, despite concerns the move could endanger children and teachers as the number of COVID-19 continue to increase in the state.
In response a few of Iowa educators have sent the Governor their own obituaries. According to our news partner KWWL, one of those teachers is Jeremy Dumkreiger, a Sioux City educator. Dumkreiger told KWWL “I wrote my obituary just to bring attention to Kim Reynolds not having a plan and not knowing anything. I hope to God not to use it and I don’t expect to, but it’s just one of those things where I want people to think about it. This is serious,”
Dumkreiger has been an art teacher for about six years and says the idea to write his obituary wasn’t just to make a political statement but because he has genuine fears about going back to school. A handful of other teachers have done the same,