Spotlight: Madison Schools face open records lawsuit

Wisconsin Spotlight | Jan. 18, 2023

By M.D. Kittle

MADISON — The Madison Metropolitan School District faces a lawsuit amid charges the district pushed a policy that teachers must “prioritize…African American students.”

The Wisconsin Institute for Law & Liberty (WILL) accuses the district with violating public records law.

According to the complaint, filed Tuesday in Dane County Circuit Court, WILL has been waiting nearly a year for records on the district’s use of “small instructional groups” for “reading, foundational skills, and math.” A whistleblower had provided WILL with a partial copy of an official policy stating that MMSD teachers must “prioritize your African American students meeting with you first and more often.”

The Milwaukee-based public interest law firm then asked for the complete policy and other related public records. MMSD has refused to provide public records “related to this discriminatory policy,” defying Wisconsin’s open records laws, WILL said in a press release.

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