Oconomowoc schools say parent’s complaints over books are defamatory

The conservative law firm Wisconsin Institute for Law and Liberty has sent a letter to the Oconomowoc Area School District on behalf of a local parent who said the district is trying to silence her for complaints about the district’s use of what she called age-inappropriate instructional materials .

WILL sent the letter June 16 on behalf of Alexandra Schweitzer, an Oconomowoc parent, former school board candidate, and president of the Wisconsin chapter of the right-wing group No Left Turn in Education, who claimed there were age-inappropriate books accessible to students on their Chromebook laptops without parental notification. The books are titled “Gender Quest Workbook”, “It’s Perfectly Normal”, and “Queer” and reference sexual orientation and gender identity issues. Schweitzer also said that another book, “The 57 Bus,” which contains references to sexual orientation and gender identity, was read aloud in an eighth-grade classroom.

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