Category: Milwaukee Public Schools

Elizabeth Coppola in the 21st!

Posted November 15th, 2013 @ 10:58 PM by

Elizabeth Coppola In the 21st! Our public schools depend on it! Broken deals, petulant behavior, single-minded focus on an extreme social agenda at the expense of legislation to put Wisconsinites to work and move our state forward… If you watched last night and this morning on WisconsinEye, read about it in the papers this morning, […]

The Voucher Scam!

Posted August 17th, 2013 @ 1:25 PM by

The truth of school Vouchers is slowly starting to come out and its not pretty. While Scott Walker, Robin Vos, et al. will tell you that they have “reformed” education, they will not be telling you the truth. Let’s start in Wisconsin where the republican minority have greatly increased the public education money that is […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Permit Occassionally Required!

Posted January 14th, 2013 @ 7:25 AM by

As the Cartoonish Chief Erwin sends his minions all over the state to issue tickets for singing in the Capitol, (purportedly for gathering in groups of four or more) yet he is selective in who gets these tickets! H/T Rebecca Kemble for this picture from Inauguration Day: I checked Ccap and none of these people […]

Recall Repercussions

Posted October 20th, 2011 @ 12:15 PM by

The results were in this summer with the democrats flipping two seats in the Senate recalls. While the republicans lost two seats, they still maintained a slight 17-16 majority. Thus both sides declared “victory”. In case your scoring at home and want to see who won exactly( FYI – it was the people of Wisconsin) […]

The Myth of Education “Reform”

Posted September 15th, 2011 @ 8:42 AM by

My LTE made the Cap Times website, in a slightly edited version. Here is the full letter(with links): Now that school has resumed, it is time for a summer refresher course. While many people were enjoying their summer vacation, the Governors “budget repair” bill went into effect. Which means that everyone who works in our […]

The Governors “tools” and the President’s “stimulus”.

Posted May 3rd, 2011 @ 8:08 AM by

Governor Walker has been in office for just a few months and they have been an eventful few months. Before he even took over, Governor walker cost the state $851 Million dollars in High speed rail funds. Then our Governor bragged about not taking any stimulus funds. The stimulus is also a bait-and-switch on employment. […]

WE ARE WINNING!

Posted April 11th, 2011 @ 11:16 PM by

I received this in my email today and wanted to share it for a couple of reasons. The first is do not get too down or too up, whatever finally happens in the Kloppenburg race. Secondly, Cottage Grove got a mention, and I take some pride in that! Because of our protesting, calling, writing, knocking […]