Category: Civil Rights

The (Public Schools) Profit Motive

Posted April 24th, 2013 @ 10:55 AM by

We have brought you the story before that the current round of “education reform” is a myth, that its just a ruse to try and privatize education so certain people can get their hands on our education money! We all know that Scott Walker in his latest budget wants to vastly increase taxpayer money going […]

Elections Matter!

Posted September 17th, 2012 @ 1:24 AM by

When Judge Colas ruled that parts of ACT 10 were Unconstitutional, the Governor was quick to personally attack Judge Colas but never once mentioned a thing to do with his ruling. While the reason for that, is that Judge Colas’s ruling is on very solid ground! This however shows, the immaturity, lack of substance, and […]

Sunny Take Two

Posted April 20th, 2012 @ 10:13 AM by

Recently WPRI hack and Herald – Independent Columnist Sunny Schubert wrote a column congratulating Gannett Newspaper for checking the Verify the Recall database, looking for employees, then punishing them. I then responded and pointed out the similarities between VTR and McCarthyism. Sunny,of course, responded in a very distorted way. Instead of focusing on the content […]

Merit Pay In Education -A Case Study

Posted April 19th, 2012 @ 12:04 AM by

The Wausau Daily Herald recently penned an Op-Ed stating that under the last legislative session school reform "took a step forward" The reforms establish a new system for teacher evaluations that is sensible and balanced. Student achievement — that is, test scores — now will be considered in teacher evaluations. But they won’t be the […]

Will the Voter ID bill be in effect in every ward?

Posted May 19th, 2011 @ 8:20 AM by

The Wisconsin Assembly passed the \"Keep Democrats From Voting in Wisconsin\" bill in a 60-35 vote (all republicans and inexplicably 2 democrats) voted to pass this through the assembly. They were so sure about this bill that they summarily dismissed every single amendment brought forth by the democrats! The problem is, there is still one […]

Show me what democracy looks like….

Posted May 3rd, 2011 @ 9:54 PM by

PLEASE!!! Here in cottage grove, we found out last night, that we have a royal family and no one is allowed in and no one can be voted out. As I wrote yesterday the Village Board was getting ready to appoint registered (secret) lobbyist Paula Severson to fill out a one year term that was […]

Won’t someone think of the children….

Posted April 4th, 2011 @ 7:56 AM by

We recently had Budget listening Session in Cottage Grove, conducted by our State Representative Gary Hebl and Legislative Fiscal Bureau Head Bob Lang. Village President Mike Mikalsen spoke: Mikalsen pointed to his two children standing at the rear of the hall. “It is important that we as adults solve problems. And frankly I am sick […]

Trumka- “It already has!”

Posted February 28th, 2011 @ 10:27 PM by

I was recently given the opportunity to sit down with AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka. Mr. Trumka was very cordial and positive and had plenty to say about the state of the union and what started in Madison and has blossomed throughout the country and the world. Mr. Trumka gladly took all of our questions and […]

ballot box solutions…..

Posted February 23rd, 2011 @ 8:18 AM by

Having spent lots and lots of time at the Capitol, many of the great speakers there keep mentioning recall. Not only of Scott Walker, but also of the republican Senators like Alberta Darling and Luther Olsen among others. While I agree with that, I think people are overlooking somewhere they can make a major impact. […]

More Sunny….

Posted February 22nd, 2011 @ 6:12 PM by

I addressed the fact that Sunny Schubert kept her affiliation with WPRI to herself here, and she addressed it here. Looking between the lines we see that she must be ashamed of many of her co-workers because all she seems to associate with are the “liberals” who also write for WPRI ignoring her right wing […]

Wisconsin State Journal Editorial

Posted February 18th, 2011 @ 12:11 PM by

In regards to  this editorial, I sent the following letter: I just wanted to let you know that with today’s ridiculous editorial, If the “budget repair” bill passes, I will be canceling my subscription to your paper. I am just curious since the Republicans shut down debate after one day, when exactly could the teachers […]