Wisconsin Teacher Reinstated After Being Suspended For Screening "Miss Representation"

Last Friday a Wisconsin high school teacher was disciplined for showing and discussing Jennifer Siebel Newsom's "Miss Representation" and by Monday students were protesting her forced leave. Within 24 hours, the story gained enough traction on the ground, on social media, and in traditional press to effectively pressure the superintendent to reinstate the teacher for Tuesday's class!


  1. On Friday, a Wisconsin high school teacher, Beth Maglio, was disciplined for screening and discussing Miss Representation (trailer below) with her class:
  2. Miss Representation Trailer (2011 Sundance Film Festival Official Selection)
  3. Miss Representation is an award-winning documentary that critiques the very media it was disparaged for perpetuating. Ultimately the film exposes how mainstream media contributes to the underrepresentation of women and girls in positions of power and influence. That's why we sprang into action:
  4. And you joined in to show your support of Miss Representation!
  5. Students on the ground protested the teacher's forced leave:
  6. Within 24 hours, we made our voices heard on the ground, on social media, and in the press, effectively pressuring the superintendent to reinstate Ms. Maglio:
  7. Thank you for joining us! To spark a critical discussion in your community, school, or place of work learn more about screening options for Miss Representation here: