Oconomowoc schools say parent’s complaints over books are defamatory

Oconomowoc schools say parent’s complaints over books are defamatory

The conservative law firm of Wisconsin, the Institute of Law and Liberty, sent a letter to the Oconomowoc District School District on behalf of a local parent who said the district was trying to silence it due to complaints about the district’s use of what it described as age-inappropriate educational materials. .

The letter was sent on June 16 on behalf of Alexandra Schweitzer, an Oconomowoc parent, former school board candidate, and Wisconsin chapter president of the right-wing group No Left Turn in Education, who claimed that there were age-inappropriate books available to students on Chromebooks without notice. parents. The books are titled “Gender Task Book”, “It’s Totally Normal” and “Weird” and refer to issues of sexual orientation and gender identity. Schweitzer also said that another book, “Bus 57,” which contains references to sexual orientation and gender identity, was read aloud in an eighth-grade classroom.

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