Wisconsin School Board Bans Political and Religious Messaging in Classrooms

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Wisconsin School board will forbid staff members from having any kind of political messaging in school property. Superintendent Stephen Plum said that the district’s interpretation of the policy — which prohibits staffers from using their positions to promote partisan politics, religious views and propaganda — changed following a legal analysis. “If you have a policy that says ‘nothing political,’ does that mean you can’t have a sign up that says, ‘Support our Troops’ or ‘Believe Women’ or ‘Save the Planet?’ By some people’s definitions, all of those things are political,” said Christine Donahoe, an attorney with the American Civil Liberties Union of Wisconsin.