Waukesha’s bullying problem

Taking down signs appears to have stoked intolerance

“We have a more serious problem than signs; we have a bullying problem. It seems to have grown in the last year,” said Bill Baumgart, a Waukesha school board member at a Nov. 10 Waukesha school board meeting.

At the beginning of the school year, Black Lives Matter signs were posted in many classrooms. Then some students began displaying Thin Blue Line flags — once seen as merely supportive of police but recently co-opted by rightwing racist groups and banned by many police departments. Rather than sorting out all the differences, Waukesha school superintendent James Sebert banned all “political” signs including the All Are Welcome rainbow signs of the Gay-Straight Alliance....


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