A progressive education teacher at the University of Wisconsin-Madison says she resigned on Friday, after her school refused to allow her to teach the Democratic presidential candidate.
Hillary Clinton is a supporter of the so-called “gender identity” agenda, which advocates for the removal of legal protections for the transgender community.
Her campaign did not immediately respond to a request for comment.UW-Madison President Ana Mari Cauce said in a statement the school’s “policy is to permit faculty and staff to teach whatever topic they choose and it has been our policy for a number of years to do so.
I am confident that this matter will be resolved through dialogue and that the campus community will continue to thrive.”
The move comes after several faculty members at UW-Milwaukee said they would no longer work with the Clinton campaign on a student organizing project.
The university’s student newspaper, The Lantern, has published a letter to the editor, expressing support for faculty members who feel uncomfortable with their role.
In a statement to the university, the campus union, the UW-Kauffman Student Government Association and the UW Board of Regents expressed their support for the student, who has served as an education and diversity liaison for the campaign.
We do not condone the actions of our faculty, but the school has not demonstrated that it will tolerate their exclusion, according to the union, which represents teachers.
The union also noted that the university has not announced the full extent of the suspension of the student.
Uw-Madison said it does not have a list of faculty members or administrators who are under suspension or who are being disciplined for their positions.
Students have been organizing to demand an end to the transgender agenda, and they are calling for an end of the gender identity agenda.