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1322, 04 Aug 18

Mayville teacher reprimanded for anti-Trump “art”

This is good to see. Granted, it’s a slap on the wrist, but at least it is something of an acknowledgement that this was inappropriate.

This past June, residents and parents in Mayville, WI were shocked to see a vulgar, profane piece of anti-Trump protest “art” displayed prominently at a MIDDLE SCHOOL art show.   The “art” was created by a HS junior in Mayville in an art class taught by teacher Sarah Heideman.  Heideman thought the poster was super swell, and so she sent it off to the MIDDLE SCHOOL to be displayed.

The adults loved the anti-Trump message so much, they selected it as the “winner” to be sent to an exhibit state wide.

Read the story by Judy Steffes from Washington County Insider here:


Here is the poster displayed at the middle school:

anti trump protest art

ONLY after an Open Records Request filed by CRG’s Orville Seymer did the district finally do its job and reprimand the teacher.  She’ll have a reprimand on her permanent record.

Good.  The teacher darn well knew better.  She knew the policy.  She just didn’t care.  And neither did nearly everyone else.  Why?  It has nothing to do with any sort of appreciation for free speech or protest art.  The art itself was pretty standard fare and not terribly creative.  The adults in the school district simply LIKED the message because they DON’T like Trump.


1322, 04 August 2018


  1. Pat

    I have a hard time with the credibility of Vicki Pyzysnki when her own past conduct leaves a bit to be desired.

  2. Kevin Scheunemann

    Wonder what would happen if kid did something like this in bible verses….

    Bet a firing would have happened.


  3. jjf

    Bible verses?  You mean the one with the donkeys?

  4. Merlin

    Ms. Heideman is a 26 year veteran, so we’re not talking about a rookie teacher unaware of the rules of the game here. We’re talking about a culture in the workplace that places a teacher’s political preference over all else including the welfare of children in their charge. Claiming nonexistent 1st Amendment rights for minors in a public school setting assumes the rest of us are too ignorant to know better, which leads me to seriously question whether or not the adults involved are competent to educate children. The institutional bias at work here is insulting to the public in general and the district’s parents in particular.

    Even the eventual reprimand didn’t occur until after substantial outside pressure was applied to the school district’s shenanigans, so it’s not like there was any self-policing done here. They only reacted in the most minimal manner possible to having light shined on their elitist little subculture within a rural community they serve.

  5. Le Roi du Nord

    Just curious; are not all those quotes actually what he said?  So it is OK for sarah sanders to lie to the world, but when a verbatim list of quotes is presented it causes all sorts of strife.  The artist should also get an A in Current Events, as they have obviously been paying attention.

  6. Jason

    >but when a verbatim list of quotes is presented it causes all sorts of strife.

    Sorry but your thoughts and opinions are worthless. You’re the one who refuses to quote what you claim to have heard on the ray-dee-you. Even though that speech’s transcription is on the inter-nets and freely available. You lie more than anyone I’ve encountered on this blog.

  7. Le Roi du Nord


    Nope, but you are entitled to your opinion, albeit as worthless as it may be.  And since you are keeping track, where is your data? what N? What form of analysis?

    Now answer the question;  Are the quotes depicted on the art work the verbatim words of our esteemed POTUS, or not?  If not, please provide the correct text.   Thanks.

  8. Jason

    Le Roi De Nothing, nice try, but you’re still proving to be a Below Average Joe.

  9. Kevin Scheunemann


    So you will defend repeating locker room talk vulgarities of the POTUS, but if child quotes Matthew 19 or Mark 10, you will call for banning, firings and expulsion.

    (Hint Matthew 19, and Mark 10 is ultimate call for non- vulgarity where sexual relations is reserved only for one man, one woman in God’s design for marriage.)

    Would you support that as school project?

  10. Le Roi du Nord


    No, I didn’t say any of that, but none of should be surprised that you have to make up things to prove your point.

    j:  As I have always said, you are entitled to your opinion, but not your own set of facts.

  11. Le Roi du Nord

    none of us….

  12. jjf

    Kevin, are there any passages of the Bible that are not suitable for children?

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