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.