MADISON (WKOW) -- Some school districts are being asked to release the names of teachers who called in sick during protests in February at the Capitol.
It's unclear how many of the state's 424 districts received requests, but many have released the names.
The Madison Metro School District has denied several requests, saying it could risk the safety of teachers and students, and disrupt morale and learning in schools.
The state's largest teachers union used a similar argument in asking a judge to block the release of names in the La Crosse and Holmen districts.
Brett Healy, president of the conservative MacIver Institute, requested the Madison names. He says taxpayers have the right to know which teachers left the classroom to protest.
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