Category: Lobbying

Something To Think About

Posted May 27th, 2014 @ 7:13 AM by

On October 28th 2013, Democrat Mary Burke launched her campaign to be the next Governor of the great state of Wisconsin. When Mary Burke was deciding to run and since she declared her intentions to run for office, her top political adviser she hired was Tanya Bjork. Tanya Bjork’s political career goes all the way […]

Wisconsin State Journal – Getting It Wrong for 100 Years!

Posted March 10th, 2014 @ 9:47 AM by

The more things change, the more they stay the same. The Wisconsin State Journal published an editorial on March 9th, 1914 proclaiming “Send Pickles to fight Scurvy“. Are you aware the scurvy is prevailing in our army, and our troops are diminishing every day in consequence? If so, why not try to alleviate their sufferings, […]

Privatization Pirates!

Posted November 7th, 2013 @ 8:07 AM by

Watching Captain Phillips recently, my wife turned to me and said “I’ve found someone who has a harder job than I do”. I pointed out that, that is because the pirates have found a legal way to steal your money! The fight to protect our public schools is getting harder and harder by the day. […]

Rickert’s Reporting Gap

Posted July 18th, 2013 @ 8:44 AM by

Today Chris Rickert had a column criticizing the Madison Metropolitan School Board for taking their eye off the ball of the achievement gap. First, he starts out with the false assumption that the only way to close the achievement gap was Madison Prep(along with an obligatory shot at MTI). Two years after a controversial charter […]

Why I Left The Catholic Church

Posted June 25th, 2013 @ 11:53 PM by

They say a picture says 1000 words and this one most certainly does. When the Bishop of my Catholic Church decides to spend his time supporting a person who makes a living selling hatred and vitriol, and has been known to skip on her bills, beat up policemen and try to organize boycotts of businesses […]

Good Meeting Tweet, Brings Bad Journalism

Posted June 20th, 2013 @ 2:36 PM by

Apparently in today’s Wisconsin, random “tweets” are now what is classified as news! We have one of the most extreme budgets in our history being passed quickly through the Wisconsin statehouse, major cuts to education, an abysmal 2 + year Abysmal economy in Wisconsin and our paper of record is combing through random tweets! Honestly! […]

D-Day for Public Education

Posted May 29th, 2013 @ 8:43 AM by

Today is the day that we have been discussing for weeks. Today is the day that the legislature starts discussing public school funding. Unfortunately for the children and the future of the state it doesn’t look good: As we know the privatize our schools lobby is well funded and staffed with incredibly unethical people. The […]

Others Weigh in on Privatization of Schools.

Posted May 13th, 2013 @ 11:41 PM by

It’s not just me pointing out that the republicans, led by Scott Walker, want to privatize(and profit from) public education. Let’s take a look: 1. Bruce Murphy from Urban Milwaukee: The word was out last year that Republican Assembly Speaker Jeff Fitzgerald intended to retire and make the big money working as a lobbyist. Two […]

More About School Choice!

Posted May 3rd, 2013 @ 6:56 AM by

We recently brought you the story of how much money the public school privateers are willing to spend in order to profit off of our children’s education! Then since that story, we have found out that Voucher schools actually under perform public schools, despite their immense advantages. We also recently found out that the Federal […]

Embedded Bruer

Posted March 12th, 2013 @ 1:19 PM by

Quite often in politics, it is much easier to elect the incumbent than to sit and think and compae the candidates and figue out which one you think would represent you. It happens in Waukesha and it happens in Madison and everywhere in between. When people do not pay attention, it is easy to think, […]

We All Must Oppose The Expansion of School Vouchers

Posted March 10th, 2013 @ 8:29 AM by

The Monona Grove Board of Education, building principals and district office administrators, and teachers (Monona Grove Education Association) join together to urge legislators to oppose any expansion of the voucher program for schools. Perhaps the most important reason to oppose voucher expansion is that research of the 22-year voucher experiment in Milwaukee shows student performance […]