It sounds like the beginning of a bad joke, “a mom walks into a school board meeting with a dildo, a fake vagina and a righteous attitude. A conservative education activist used sex toys as props during school board meeting, but she wasn’t even a parent in the school district and she wasn’t even complaining about curriculum in that district. We spend most of the hour talking about what should be done about some of the outrageous theatrics happening at our schools.
Then we talk to Jimmie Kaska about some WIAA updates.
It sounds like the beginning of a bad joke, ”a mom walks into a school board meeting with a dildo, a fake vagina, and a righteous attitude…”
But… It is not a joke, it’s just another day at a Wisconsin school board meeting.
Conservative activist Alexandra Schweitzer, head of Parents on Patrol and No Left Turn in Education – Wisconsin, shocked those attending a Merton School Board meeting earlier this week by pulling out and displaying sex toys while testifying before the board.
This opened up a larger conversation about how to handle the escalating theatrics of some parents and the groups they are apart of. Especially when it going beyond theatrics and into threats and harassment.
Vice has a new article outlining on one group in particular, Moms for Liberty, are taking things way too far: A Far-Right Moms Group Is Terrorizing Schools in the Name of Protecting Kids.
Civic Media’s Digital Content Director, Jimmie Kaska, joins to give us the rundown of what happened at this week’s WIAA meeting.
A plan designed at making high school sports tournament competition more equitable passed overwhelmingly at the Wisconsin Interscholastic Athletic Association’s Annual Meeting on Wednesday.
The competitive balance plan will move school teams up a division if they had achieved a certain number of points based on tournament advancement in a three-year window. The plan also includes a multi-tiered appeals process for schools to move up or down a division, with appeals heard by a board consisting of member school athletic directors, superintendents, and conference commissioners.
Read more about it at Civic Media.