Ahhhhh, what a difference a few years makes. Unfortunately, when it comes to Support Our Schools Wauwatosa, that ‘difference’ has become so much worse. In a nutshell, beware of ANY group that incessantly pushes the ‘non-partisan’ label.
It seems like only yesterday when the conveniently ‘non-partisan’ parents group called SUpport Our Schools Wauwatosa began infesting nearly every school event and official Wauwatosa School email.
It’s been several years since I have written about this group of extreme hyperpartisan political activists, so it’s important to introduce them and pull the curtain back for the new parents and taxpayers in the area.
I first noticed SOS Wauwatosa back in 2015 and after seeing they were too well organized to be a simple ‘non-partisan’ parents group, I decided to investigate them. My instincts were spot-on. I eventually wrote an expose on who they really were. They were very well funded, they had a professional website, nicely designed flyers, and hundreds of yard signs.
They even received an early infusion of cash from the Teacher’s Union and had the blessing of former Tosa Schools Superintendent, Phil Ertl. And if the union is involved, there is absolutely no way this group was ‘non-partisan.’
Support our Schools Wauwatosa was founded by hyperpartisan Liberal Democrat activist, Shawn Rolland and a merry band of fellow social justice warriors. At the time, the group was mainly focused on attacking former Governor Scott Walker and shaking the state down for even more public cash for public schools.
In fact, more cash from the public trough was their ONLY IDEA. They constantly pontificated about making sure schools were ‘fully funded.’ What the heck is that supposed to mean? By definition, schools would not be able to open if not ‘fully funded.’ Nothing but typical partisan hyperbole.
Of course, if they did not get the cash they wanted, the sky would fall and there would be no more arts programs, etc. You know, official Liberal talking point number 17. Ironically, the Republicans and Gov. Walker gave in and poured Millions more in state cash into public school coffers. Obviously, even if it had been Billions, that would not have been enough for Support Our Schools Wauwatosa!
Unfortunately, what was unknown at the time, was how extreme this well-funded group was. Yes, increased feeding time at the taxpayer trough was important, but that was not their endgame. Wauwatosa was in for a rude awakening.
Shawn Rolland and several from his merry band of social justice warriors eventually got their claws into the Wauwatosa School Board by getting elected. This gave these hyperpartisan WOKE extremists full control over that additional windfall of State cash. That’s when the real damage to Wauwatosa Schools began.
With Rolland in charge of the board and his minions in Support Our Schools Wauwatosa, they began using those dollars to infuse their extremist ideology into the curriculum. Then, still trying to satisfy their insatiable appetite for taxpayer cash, they even saddled Tosa taxpayers with a $125 Million (really $300 Million) school building referendum, under the guise of an ‘improved education environment.’ I am sure another referendum is coming soon, but I digress.
Over the years, after achieving maximum damage, Rolland left the board to pursue other interests at the public trough, Ertl was replaced by an even more extreme Demond Means, and extremists took over six of the seven School Board seats.
Recently, Support Our Schools Wauwatosa took a bit of a hiatus from their ‘non-partisan’ activism, but over the past several months have begun rearing their hyperpartisan heads in an effort to continue the indoctrination and grooming of Wauwatosa kids. Just like the mythical Hydra, you remove one head, and two more grow back.
Leading the charge is extremist WOKE Social Justice Warrior extraordinaire, “Dr.” Eric Jessup-Anger, Ph.D. He is so extreme, he makes Shawn Rolland look like Rush Limbaugh. Like I’ve said before, what more can you expect from a self-avowed ‘feminist’ beta male who hyphenates his name? Nuff said?
With the Wauwatosa School Board’s help, Tosa Schools have become a cesspool of extremist WOKE indoctrination and grooming by forcing things like the major tenants of Critical Race Theory (CRT), the WOKE transgender agenda and the extremely graphic sexual education for kids as young as Kindergarten. This is not an exaggeration and Support our Schools Wauwatosa supports it ALL and pushes the “Dr.” Eric Jessup-Anger, Ph.D. agenda.
Support our Schools Wauwatosa has changed its logo but is still the same wolf in sheep’s clothing they have always been and still possesses the same unrestricted access to school facilities. Why?
While their comments on their Facebook page state that no board members are in Support Our Schools Wauwatosa’s leadership, we all know the truth. They are focused on being the unofficial propaganda arm for “Dr.” Eric Jessup-Anger, Ph.D. and his Merry Band of WOKE Extremist Social Justice Warriors.
On top of that, Support Our Schools Wauwatosa blatantly lies that they ‘ALWAYS have been, funded by donations from individuals.’ Just look at the JSOnline article linked above where Rolland admits to the Teacher’s Union paying for signs.
SOS-Wauwatosa even has a link on the OFFICIAL Wauwatosa Schools Website, under the guise of being ‘non-partisan’.
Think about it, do you honestly think there is any possibility “Dr.” Eric Jessup-Anger, Ph.D. would allow a truly ‘non-partisan’ group to be on the Official Wauwatosa School Website, attend school functions, etc.? NOT A CHANCE!
I guarantee they will not be allowing any more right-leaning groups on the website, or to attend school events any time soon.
Support Our Schools Wauwatosa has used and mastered the art of the ‘non-partisan’ deception in order to help push its sick and twisted agenda of indoctrination and grooming for its six cronies on the Wauwatosa School Board.
They are now even pushing for limiting public comments at school board meetings, mainly to silence any dissent to their agenda. Hardly something a ‘non-partisan’ group would do, right?
Over the years the term, ‘non-partisan,’ has been abused by extremists to hide who they really are. Support Our Schools Wauwatosa is no different, it uses its ‘non-partisan’ disguise to get FULL ACCESS to Wauwatosa School Events and the School email list.
Unfortunately, since they have the blessing of their co-conspirators on School Board, many parents believe the rouse that they are truly ‘non-partisan.’
This is how they have been able to get away with EVERYTHING on their agenda, and they are not finished yet. Shawn Rolland’s wife is now running for School Board this Spring. They are looking to continue and solidify their extremist indoctrination of our kids.
Yes, the members of Support our Schools Wauwatosa have a protected right to free speech. They are free to support or promote what they want, but they need to stop lying about being ‘non-partisan’ in order to gain access.
Politics DOES NOT belong in public schools. All public schools should be ideologically neutral.
The truth is, SUPPORT OUR SCHOOLS WAUWATOSA IS ACTUALLY A HYPERPARTISAN POLITICAL group, and as such, should not be allowed to use Wauwatosa Public School property or attend school-sanctioned events or appear in school emails.
This is a call for ALL Wauwatosa School parents, and taxpayers to make your voices heard, before you lose your voices forever.