Top headline: Wisconsin State Journal, 3/28/2023
Bottom headline: Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 3/27/2023
From the State Journal:
Students at Heyer Elementary School in Waukesha had prepared a rendition of "Rainbowland" for their spring concert, but school officials struck the song from the lineup last week. Parents in the district say the decision was made because the song encourages LGBTQ acceptance and\ references rainbows.
Superintendent James Sebert, who did not immediately return a call on Monday, confirmed to WITI-TV in Milwaukee that administrators had removed "Rainbowland" from the first-grade concert because it might not be "appropriate for the age and maturity level of the students." He also cited a school board policy against raising controversial issues in classrooms. People are also reading… How much did it snow in the Madison area?
Sebert has previously prohibited rainbows and pride flags from being displayed in Waukesha classrooms and suspended the school district's equity and diversity work in 2021. [emphasis added]
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