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Spotlight: School District threatens mom

By M.D. Kittle

MADISON — The Oconomowoc Area School District is threatening to sue a local mom for publicly criticizing the school system’s use of controversial educational materials. The Wisconsin Institute for Law & Liberty is reminding the district that there’s still a First Amendment in the U.S. Constitution.

On Friday, WILL sent a letter to Oconomowoc Schools making clear that Alexandra Schweitzer’s public statements about books and materials available to students —  such as Gender Quest Workbook, It’s Perfectly Normal, and Queer — do not meet the legal standard for defamation and that her speech is protected under the First Amendment.

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