Appleton Schools Superintendent Apologizes for Slave Essay

The second Wisconsin school district this month is dealing with the appropriateness of a homework or essay question involving slavery.  Last week administrators at Our Redeemer Lutheran school in Wauwatosa apologized for a 4th grade homework assignment that asked students to give three good reasons for slavery, and three bad reasons. Media Trackers has learned that […]


Did Appleton Schools Attempt an Open Meetings Workaround?

It appears the Appleton Area School District is attempting to use a policy change to work around a Wisconsin Supreme court ruling that the district violated the state’s open meeting law. The court ruled in June that the state’s open meetings law applied to an Appleton school committee that repeatedly met behind closed doors to review […]


WEA Trust Threatens Legal Action Against Mark Belling

By Collin Roth On Monday morning, WEA Trust sent a letter to radio talk-show host Mark Belling of 1130 WISN demanding that he cease and desist from what WEA Trust calls “defamatory statements.” In a press release issued Monday morning WEA Trust President and CEO Mark Moody said: “These are deliberate attempts to destroy a […]