Iowa Lawmaker Proposes Bill That Strips Funding for Safe Spaces at Public School

Wednesday on Fox News Channel’s “Fox & Friends,” Iowa State Rep. Bobby Kaufmann elaborated on a bill he has put forth that would eliminate funding for so-called “safe spaces” at public schools.

Among the reasons for Kaufmann’s effort included rising and skyrocketing tuition costs and such activities do not adequately prepare those learning for life, he said.

“I saw schools with rising skyrocketing tuition costs were also finding new money and expenditures for things such as cry rooms,” he said. “I was hearing reports of rooms where you could play with Playdough and you could color on books and talk about your feelings. I was even hearing reports that some schools were bringing in ponies to be able to get students through the election. For me, that is a waste of taxpayer dollars and it also doesn’t prepare kids for life because in life, there’s winners and losers.”

“And in life when your car breaks down, your kids get sick or you have to take a second job to pay your mortgage, you don’t get to go to a cry zone, you don’t get to pet a pony, which is why I came up with the bill and the idea inspired suck it up, buttercup,” he continued.

Kauffman added what prompted him to bring the bill up was a blockade in his district on Interstate 80, which added was a threat to public safety.

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