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Today’s blacklisted American: School board threatens parent with lawsuit if she doesn’t shut up

Alexandra Schweitzer: a true momma grizzly
Alexandra Schweitzer: a true momma grizzly

When parent Alexandra Schweitzer began challenging publicly the use of inappropriate sexual materials in the elementary schools in Oconomowoc Area School District (OASD) in Wisconsin, the school board made what appeared to be some minor superficial changes in its policy without really addressing her concerns.

Above all, school district officials would not confirm unequivocally that these materials — many of which advocated the queer agenda on gender — had been removed. Unsatisfied with this response, Schweitzer expanded her campaign.

After enrolling her children elsewhere, Alexandra continued to be an advocate and resource for local parents regarding their concerns. As President of No Left Turn in Education [NLTE]– Wisconsin, Schweitzer voiced her concerns, and those of district parents, in public forums and in testimony before the Wisconsin legislature.

Apparently, the school district did not like what she said in those public forums or in that testimony. It proceeded to hire an outside lawyer — using school funds — to send Schweitzer a cease-and-desist letter [pdf], threatening further legal action against her if she did not retract her statements and then shut up.

Our client demands that you immediately correct the aforementioned inaccuracies by issuing an
email to all those to whom you emailed this information, indicating the information is false. Proof that this has occurred must be sent to the undersigned legal counsel. Additionally, our client demands you immediately cease and desist from making further false and defamatory statements about the Oconomowoc Area School District, administrators, staff and/or members of its Board of Education.

Did Schweitzer bow to these demands? Hell no. Instead, she contacted the Wisconsin Institute for Law and Liberty (WILL), which immediately sent the school district a letter of response [pdf], noting that nothing Schweitzer had said was inaccurate, and everything she said was within her first amendment rights. “She will not be revoking them.” Furthermore, WILL added this in its conclusion:

Additionally, the decision by the District to use outside counsel to threaten parents after they speak out is concerning and must end. Our requests on behalf of Ms. Schweitzer are twofold. First, we request that the District revoke its cease and desist letter. Second, we request confirmation from the District that it will stop spending taxpayer dollars to fund bullying tactics via legal counsel. The District should instead focus on educating its students with age-appropriate material.

Don’t expect the officials of this school district to comply. It is clear from both letters that these officials, especially the school board president, James Wood, consider the parents barbarians who have no right to question or challenge anything these officials do.

The problem facing these school officials is that Schweitzer and the parents she represents have no intention of complying either. The children in these schools do not belong to the government, no matter what the school board and its teachers think. Moreover, it is not only inappropriate for the schools to be discussing such sexual matters with the children under its care, it is probably illegal and could be considered a form of child abuse. Consider this excerpt from a letter Schweitzer sent to parents in May ’22:

“We discovered that one of the books, the Gender Quest Workbook, coaches kids that gender is “a whole spectrum of possibilities” and encourages them to question their gender identity. I was mortified to find out that, a year earlier, my then-5th grade daughter was also exposed to another book called It’s Perfectly Normal, which targets kids as young as ten. It describes sex acts, even providing graphic illustrations that clearly violate the will of the parents and blur the legal lines put in place to protect children. The presence of such books in school is unacceptable. [Emphasis in original]

Since when did it become the job of teachers to talk about sex and gender with little kids? What happened to simply teaching reading, writing, and arithmetic?

The more the schools try to sneak this type of improper material into the classrooms, the louder and louder the parents will become. It is always dangerous to threaten the cubs of a grizzly bear.

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  • Could the parents report the school board to Child Protective Services? Does CPS have the latitude not to investigate?

  • Patrick Underwood

    “Does CPS have the latitude not to investigate?”

    Of course it does, David, and it will use that latitude.

    “Two-tiered justice system” is a phrase I read and hear all too often, but it is real. A terrifying truth.

  • David Telford

    Why the passion about this topic by the Oconomowoc Area School District? They seem inordinately interested preserving or asserting this peculiar subject matter, rather than being passive, or lazy, about some crap sneaking into the curriculum. It is not difficult to say that it does seem an inappropriate subject for general education at that age.

    So, who’s pulling their strings?

  • James Stephens

    Stuff like this has been happening for a long time. Though not directly equivalent I use what happened to my family as in illustration. In 1973 the Wichita Public Schools started to teach an English grammar curriculum which sought to equate grammar to mathematics, algebra no less. Needless to say both grammar and mathematics test scores fell. My Mother an English professor at a university was appalled. So too the entirety of English and Mathematics departments the Deans writing open letters to the school district denouncing the curriculum and refusing to accredit it. My Mother along with other parents from the university withdrew their children from this curriculum and provided instruction at home. For this act of defiance we had many visits from Child Protective Services who later I found filed to have me removed from the home. The attempt made the local news and earned the ire of the academic community which in turn embarrassed the school district which was forced to back down. Just a little tale from the past which foretold the present.

  • James Street

    Disney found out the hard way of giving enthusiastic support for the radical leftist pedophile agenda when your main customers are children.

    Disney Stock Has Tumbled Nearly 50 Percent as Audiences Turn Away

    Speaking of Bill Gates must have hired an awesome PR firm.

  • Cotour

    Its all related:


    Why is violent crime, gun crimes and murder in particular in your city out of control? Simple, It’s Your Democrat party.

    “Sky-high campaign donations from liberal anti-police billionaire George Soros and his groups have helped to elect 75 “social justice” prosecutors in whose cities jailing’s have plummeted and crime has surged, according to a new report provided to Secrets.”

    Soros spent $40 million to elect 75 ‘social justice’ prosecutors: Report | Washington Examiner

    Are you going to continue to vote for any Democrat at any time? Really?

    The “Progressive” now Leftist dominated Democrat party funded by the “Progressive” radical George Soros has caused all of this chaos and death you see every day in your city. How nice.

    No if ands or buts about it, if in the past you have voted for most ANY Democrat politician this is exactly what you have been voting for.

    Below are pictures of George Soros’s son Alex, the next generation “Progressive” radical and those who are aligned with the movement who currently run your government. The Democrat party is nothing if not committed to their cause. But is it your cause?×480-1.jpg%26ehk%3Dvk2QY0PGLuFYt9PoHdyc7j2Y0ZmDUTtsK5j8DWXV4j0%253d%26risl%3D%26pid%3DImgRaw%26r%3D0%26sres%3D1%26sresct%3D1&t=1655942665&ymreqid=dc7face7-d905-7706-2f2c-5a036e01a100&sig=PlSkpd0iT8OitNp6T8Jnkg–~D

  • pzatchok

    The left has been indoctrinating students since before the 1950’s. Look at the south and how the black republican population became the black democratic population.
    They left out the simple single fact that the democrats were the party of slavery and Jim Crow laws for 50 years.

    I actually had to reteach my son about the civil war. His teacher NEVER said Lincoln was a Republican, the first republican president. He instead implied he was a democrat.

  • pzatchok

    At that I took my son to Gettysburg for three days.

    Luckily we went with a friend who was actually trying to become a your guide there. At the time he had to know everything about the battlefield including the commandeers horses names.

    We started the tour with him describing the battle and its layout and by the end of the day we had about 50 other people following along as a group. He answered any questions they threw at him.

    My kid still thinks that was the best day of learning he ever had.

  • sippin_bourbon

    “So, who’s pulling their strings?”

    Based on some of what I have heard/read so far, The Teachers Unions are heavily influencing this.
    Pretty much across the board, unions = money changing hands.

    A smaller percentage is the seemingly monolithic political belief system, that if Republicans are against it, then we should be all in for it, because they are bad/evil/fascist/racist/orange man bad etc, and “we are the enlightened”.

    And they know they are correct, because twitter/tickety-tok told them so.

  • wayne

    Reference: String-Pulling

    The people that actually run Wisconsin are quite the progressives and have been so for over 100 years. Wi. is geographically in the Midwest, but they have always emulated New York and California.

  • Gary H

    My kids are now 17 and 16yo and they fully recognize left wing propaganda. Fortunately, this is Texas and many have had a more traditional upbringing. Many new blue added to the state and much of the educators only turn left, but at my older daughters high school graduation they had a 1/3 football size American flag. They started with the traditional pledge, followed by the singing of the national anthem. Along the way they gave special recognition to those going into the military police and fire. They ended with a prayer, which I loved and I’m not of any organized religion. Lots of Jesus this and that and I loved what it stood for..
    I’m sure glad that I’m out of California…but lots of blue state blue people are my new neighbors.

  • Jeff Wright

    That could be a problem. I just read that the officer husband of slain Uvalde teacher had his gun taken away when he tried to save her..r/news

  • DJ

    Oconomowoc is a small burg west of Milwaukee, is in lake country, and has rich liberals live there that work in Milwaukee. Milwaukee has always been Democrat. But they were the working class Democrats, big on unions, backroom deals, hand shakes etcetera. Not today. The real hotbed of far left is Madison, the capitol. The university has real influence on the politics there. Once you get away from Milwaukee, Madison, and (amazingly) Green Bay, it is pretty conservative. These other people have the values we all respect. I have family and many friends in Wisconsin. It seems that they want to keep their heads below the treeline. When I broach any subject (i.e. Kenosha, Waukesha) it almost seems like they “just” heard about it.

  • GWB

    Since when did it become the job of teachers to talk about sex and gender with little kids?
    Since they successfully managed to pervert the colleges. They have to move the hedonism younger and younger to achieve their goal of a total lack of morals concerning pleasure for self. It’s the Progressive way.

    If I were the WILL lawyer, I would have included a threat to sue for deprivation of rights under color of authority. And that might be why they hired an outside lawyer (along with the district lawyer likely telling them, “I’m not risking lawsuits and jail time to do your bullying for you.”) – to avoid the “color of authority” bit. I don’t think it would work, but these people obviously aren’t rational to start with.


    Time for Mr. Wood to be taken to the woodshed, to shed a few pounds

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