Are Madison schools deceiving parents?

In the pronoun wars?

“Parents have the right to make important health care decisions on their children’s behalf.” That’s the position of the Wisconsin Institute for Law & Liberty. We suspect most parents would agree but majority or not, a right is a right. Just not in Madison’s publlic schools.

Three years ago, the Madison Metropolitan School District began allowing children of any age to transition to a different gender identity without parental consent. WILL contends the school district actually instructed district employees to deceive parents. On behalf of an anonymous group of parents, WILL and the Alliance Defending Freedom filed suit: Doe v. Madison Metropolitan School DistrictThe court today will review a September 2020 partial injunction against the MMSD policy and to what extent the parents can remain anonymous.

→ Watch the oral arguments today 11 a.m. 05-24-22 on Wisconsin Eye.

The progressive pronoun police come for middle schoolers

A Wisconsin school district opened a Title IX sexual-harassment investigation against 8th graders for calling a student ‘her’ instead of ‘them.’ — Wisconsin Institute for Law & Liberty in the Wall Street Journal. 

According to WILL, the Madison school district in April 2018 issued a document titled “Guidance and policies to support transgender, non-binary & gender-expansive students.” It provides that:

  • Children of any age can transition to a different gender identity at school, by changing their name and pronouns, without parental notice or consent.
  • District employees are prohibited from notifying parents, without the child’s consent, that their child has or wants to change gender identity at school, or that their child may be dealing with gender dysphoria.
  • District employees are even instructed to deceive parents by using the child’s legal name and pronouns with family, while using the different name and pronouns adopted by the child in the school setting.

WILL’s Bottom Line“Transitioning to a different gender identity is a significant psycho-therapeutic intervention that requires parental notice or consent. Public school districts like Madison do not have the right to make those decisions for parents.”

Did you trust YOUR parents? 

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21 Responses to Are Madison schools deceiving parents?

  1. Bill Cleary says:

    I’m wondering if any of the teachers and other staff have medical degrees in psychology or psychiatry? If not, why are they practicing medicine without a licence or without medical degrees?

    For a child to make a decision of whether to be a man or a woman is not like deciding on what kind of sandwich, ham or turkey, they will have for lunch today.

    The child’s parents should certainly have knowledge of their child’s wish to change genders. Laws should be passed with the words something like as follows: “If a child shows a desire to change their gender identity, the child’s parents SHALL be informed by a school or any other adult, institution, who provides guidance and structure to that child life.”

    This kind of decision, at the very least, is to be guided by a trained medical professional who has a medical degree in psychology or psychiatry. To do otherwise is at least practicing medicine without a licence and should be treated as such by the ​the Wisconsin Medical Examining Board.

    In my experience, not even physicians assistants, nurse practitioners and nurses, do not tell licensed medical doctors what to do. Why then would we allow teachers to practice medicine without the proper training and licence?

    Just like in law, a person who has no training as a doctor, has a fool for a patient.

    Having untrained adults support a child’s decision to change their sexual identity, is folly beyond all belief.

    Liked by 3 people

    • One eye says:

      Hell I wouldn’t put my trust in a credential. Even those with medical degrees have extreme bias. Teachers should default to hands off in the classroom when it comes to gender identities. Should be like the prime directive in Star Trek.

      Liked by 1 person

  2. SteveC says:

    I have to just shake my head at this situation. I trained to be a teacher and took the courses in ed psych to be a teacher: that was two of them. In no way are teachers qualified to make these kinds of decisions.
    And more than that, when did we have any sort of discussion about this issue at all? This is another case of people who think they know best making life altering decisions for kids without the input and consent of parents. We’re still in the situation where a nurse can’t give Tylenol without parent permission but somehow someone thinks this is legally allowed?
    I can’t believe that this lawsuit won’t be successful, and the school system won’t be out lawyer and court costs. For having a bunch of highly educated people working on this, it’s spectacularly stupid. And it’s going to be costly.

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  3. Montgomery Scott says:

    The libs / Regressives (TM) are picking and choosing the items that parents are required to be responsible for (and in some states criminally liable for in some cases) and what they aren’t to be told or have no right to know (eg. birth control / teen pregnancy / abortion, transgender transitioning). It has to frustrating to parents to be told by the government what control they are allowed over their minor children. And if their child decides to medically transition to the other gender, the government libs not only tell the parents you have no say in the process, but that the parents have to foot the medical bills, insurance coverage or not.

    I have had my own fights with my local public school bureaucracy about what they thought was good for my autistic son 7 years ago (nothing related to transgender issues or sexual situations like the topic of this blog entry) and what I thought that they were doing wrong (I eventually prevailed). School board and administration bureaucracy / idiocracy get my dander up due to my past experiences.


  4. richard lesiak says:

    “The right to make important health care decisions”. “A right is a right.” Glad to see you all and WILL agree on this. Now all you need to do is extend this line of thought to a women’s body.


    • Kevin S Wymore says:

      Richard, you have extraordinary talent for diverting from the issue at hand. This is about sowing gender change, and gender confusion, without parental consent. In the Roe issue, the (draft) Alito opinion clearly states abortion NEVER WAS a right to abortion, btw.

      Your remarks indicate that you must have rhetorically little in support of changing little kids’ gender identities without parental consent.


  5. Bob says:

    It takes a village(government). It’s not what you can do for the government, it’s what the government will do to you. I can go on and on. “WE THE PEOPLE of THE UNITED STATES of AMERICA” will have to decide one day if we want to be ruled or rule ourselves.


  6. Cornelius_Gotchberg says:

    Is this the only realm where despicable Lefties try to usurp parents?

    Not exactly.

    This Parental Consent thingey has been evolving of late, and not necessarily in the direction of strengthening parental involvement.

    Parental Consent remains a factor for aspiring underage tattoo recipients.

    “According to data through March 2015 compiled by the National Conference of State Legislatures, at least 45 states have laws prohibiting minors from getting tattoos, with the majority of those states allowing it if there’s parental consent. For example, Florida law requires written, notarized consent of a minor’s parent or legal guardian in order to tattoo a minor.”

    Aspiring underage abortion recipients? Not so much.

    ”According to Guttmacher Institute, a group that tracks abortion policy and statistics, a majority of states require consent and/or notification. In 37 states, minors need parental consent and/or notification, while 11 states and Washington D.C. require neither.

    Let this sink in: Nationwide it’s easier, or at least not as difficult, for minors to get an abortion than it is for them to get a tattoo.

    If Lefty gets its way, Gender Reassignment/Transitioning (or whatever the Term du Jour) will become the easiest of all three.

    Despicably detestable Lefties!!!

    The Gotch

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    • richard lesiak says:

      So; we have 45 states spending their time worrying about tattoos and the unborn, but do nothing about guns. Two kids dead and many wounded in Texas today AGAIN. Make sure you have that baby; we need the cannon fodder. blah blah thoughts blah blah prayers blah blah blah. “Let this sink in.”


      • Bill Cleary says:


        You make the point about a woman’s need to be able to have an abortion based on what I would think that you would say, “having the right to decide what to do with her body.” If that’s the case, fine! What should happen if the police arrive to stop her from committing suicide? Should they say, “well it is a woman’s right to choose so let’s go get some coffee and tell the coroners office to get ready to do a death investigation? Should they then stop a man from committing suicide? What’s the difference?

        After all, if her body, her choice should apply to a woman, shouldn’t the same apply to a man?

        Liked by 1 person

        • richard lesiak says:

          the same should have the same rights. The righties all scream keep your hands off my guns. Why not keep your hands off my body.


      • Mordecai The Red says:

        Does anyone remember the mass of people that threw their guns in the trash when hordes of urban savages burned cities, looted stores, and assaulted and killed citizens and police in the summer of 2020? Me neither. No, people armed themselves instead. The uptick in nutbars and bandits committing random acts of violence is all the more reason to get armed. Hamstringing lawful citizens with more restrictions on how they can defend themselves against criminals that are getting bolder every day is loser legislation.


  7. One eye says:

    re: the pronoun police and your “It takes courage” list – add Jordan Peterson. He was one of the first to stand up to the pronoun police in Canada, arguing that changes to the legal code would amount to compelled speech.

    Liked by 2 people

    • Cornelius_Gotchberg says:

      Like the inimitable Jason Whitlock, whose unapologetic takes have never seen a lick of varnish, The Gotch will go out of his way to read/watch JP!

      The Gotch

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  8. Cornelius_Gotchberg says:

    The Blogge Idiot can’t stay on topic to save his generationally dependent life, and as a despicable GROOMER ought not be commenting on parental issues.

    The Gotch

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  9. Silence Dogood says:

    To me, this foolish about changing genders is a fad, that once suicides of those “who transition” then sanity will return. To quote Seinfeld “It’s not like changing toothpaste”. I also wonder if all these people who think I transition is great, what would they say if there spouse decided to change??

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  10. Cornelius_Gotchberg says:

    University TURNED DOWN Politically Incorrect Transgender Research

    Gosh, how could THAT happen; I mean, like, you know, everybody that…um…reassigns is pretty happy with the results…right?

    Not exactly.

    ‘GENDER TRANSITION’ REGRET Deserves A Voice, Says Former Patient

    The Gotch

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  11. Mordecai The Red says:

    When I was in the public school system, teachers taught and parents parented, and those two groups generally stayed in their lanes. Nowadays, it seems that a growing number of public schools are intent on hijacking parental duties to justify bureaucratic bloat, higher taxes, superfluous jobs, and perhaps worst of all, molding kids into woke drones. No wonder those who can are jumping ship.


  12. Mark+Lemberger says:

    AIEEEEE! Gun violence! Everyone hates it but who stops a shooter? Someone with a gun.
    Progressive Madison can’t fix it. Seemingly there isn’t a single felon or thug wannabe that hasn’t got a hand gun.
    MMSD? Gender warriors who won’t teach. Look at test scores.
    Hey! We can’t teach basics while we invent and coach kids into new genders!


  13. Jon Burack says:

    David, I agree totally with your take on this absurd gender affirmation mania so many schools are buying into and believe it is going to explode in their faces a la lawsuits galore if they do not back off their arrogant secretiveness.
    I need to apologize, however, because I want to raise another issue, one perhaps you may wish to comment on. I will do it by posting here a comment I left on Bari Weiss’s Common Sense item today on the horrible Texas shooting.

    Here is my comment:
    I agree with the spirit and focus of this. I also am not a 2nd Amendment absolutist by any means. I am in favor of some kinds of strict regulations, depending on what they are and on proven effectiveness. But I also have a more practical issue. Why are schools openly no-gun zones? Why, also, have leftist BLM types pushed hard, as they have in many places, to take police officers (school resource officers, as they were called in Madison, WI) OUT of the schools when they are good not only at defusing normal kid on kid conflict, but when they could also hold the line against maniacs like this current one? This is one small aspect of a larger trend in the COVID/George Floyd/BLM “Defund the Police” madness of the past few years. This horrible mass slaughter and the others are still small in destructiveness compared with the outrageous uptick in violence in many urban neighborhoods in particular, fueled heavily be the way police have been cut back and put on the defensive about maintaining decent order.


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