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Muskego’s School Board has bigger problems than pronouns

Muskego’s School Board Has Bigger Problems Than Pronouns

Muskego-Norway Schools and Muskego Police are investigating claims that Muskego High School students organized a racist theme within their student section and drew racial slurs and images into the dust of the visiting team’s locker room before a basketball game against Beloit Memorial High School. So maybe banning books about Japanese Internment Camps and fostering debates over kids’ preferred pronouns isn’t the most pressing issue for the school district to address.

Then Todd Allbaugh of The Todd Allbaugh Show joins to argue why he think Judge Janet only debating Dan Kelly once is actually a smart move.

Guest: Todd Allbaugh

Maybe Debating Pronouns Isn’t Muskego’s Most Pressing Issue

Muskego-Norway Schools and Muskego Police are investigating claims that Muskego High School students organized a racist theme within their student section and drew racial slurs and images into the dust of the visiting team’s locker room before a basketball game against Beloit Memorial High School. It should be noted that Muskego’s minority enrollment is at 11% and less than 1%  of students there are Black compared to Beloit, where minorities make up over 60% of Beloit Memorial’s students, and 21% are Black.

The allegations from Beloit basketball players, their coach and parents include that the n-word and swastikas were traced into dust on the guest team lockers and that the  MHS student section also allegedly organized a “thug” theme in which they dressed in ski masks and tank tops. Parents also said they heard racist remarks coming from MHS students during the game, including monkey noises. 

Reporting from Milwaukee Journal Sentinel also pointed out that some former MHS students of color weren’t surprised by these actions: 

  • “Since I was a student from 2013 to 2017, the administration has never given a f— about their minority students, and clearly nothing has changed…You’d think by 2023 they’d educate their students rather than feed into the bullsh-t.” – Jasmyn Ford, a Black student who graduated in 2017.
  • “Nothing was done when I was being continuously harassed and called racial slurs in the hallways to class every morning,” a 2016 MHS graduate, who asked to remain anonymous, wrote online.

This from the same school board that banned a book about Japanese internment camps last year and passed a new policy on requiring parental permission before using a student’ preferred pronouns and name in school in January of this year. 

Seems it seems like there might be more pressing issues to address with the student body.

Are candidate debates a moot point?

Todd Allbaugh from Civic Media’s The Todd Allbaugh show, joins to discuss whether or not candidate debates, in their current form, are now moot when it comes to elections. The topic came up because of yesterday’s news that Judge Janet Protesiewitz has only agreed to attend one debate and has declined all other invitations for debates and forums.  On it’s face, it might feel like its limiting the public’s ability to see both candidates in a less controlled environment. However, when we actually do have debates, do we really learn anything new baout either candidate? 

The sole debate will be on March 21st in Madison hosted by the State Bar of Wisconsin, WISC-TV, and Wispolitics.com. Tune into the show on March 22nd, since you know we are going to talk about it. 

Some Wisconsin News We Can be Proud of

Hailing from Kewaskum, Wisconsin, 18-year-old Jordan Stolz became the first male to win three individual gold medals at the speed skating world championships —not the first American male—but the first male ever to win three individual gold medals in speed skating. Apparently, the Dutch have nicknamed him “wonderkind” but “straaljager” which means “jet fighter”. 


What does it take to be titled a “crochet prodigy”?  Well, take one look at how fast Jonah Larson, 15, of La Crosse can move those needles. Despite already having gone viral online, being featured on TV shows, in national publications, and written books, he made news again for delivering his SECOND baby blanket to Giannis to give to his second son, Maverick.

Reminder: There are 28 Days Until Wisconsin’s Spring Election.

  • See what’s on your ballot here
  • You can register to vote online until March 15th, at your minicap clerk’s office until March 31st, and in person on April 4th at your polling place. Register or check your registration here.  
  • Deadline to request an absentee ballot is March 30th – request yours here.

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