Your letters: More information needed to understand Wausau’s decision to remove books from schools

Dear Editor,

Two recent articles in the local press were troubling as they contained implications of threats to public order, without any detail allowing readers to assess the threats.

In one instance, our local election process was called into question when the article quoted a source as saying that “several people, including election inspectors, observers, candidates and voters, have reported potential irregularities.”

Voter information was requested to “clarify any questions regarding the integrity of the vote in Wausau.”

While local election officials debunked these claims in a later article, readers of the first article may well have the opinion that something is wrong or wrong with our elections.

In the second report, it was reported that “sensitive content” had been removed from Wausau textbooks and that some members of the Wausau school board had “expressed concerns about books on topics involving race and relationships.” .

These were references vague enough to cause a reader to write a letter to the editor criticizing the censorship of the books.

Readers have the right to ask, “What were the irregularities?” What was the sensitive content? »

This is not to say that the concerns were unfounded. They are not specified.

Jim Force of Wausau

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Colin L. Johnson