Category: MPS

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 […]

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 […]

Scott Walker Just Cut Your Pay

Posted April 25th, 2012 @ 12:36 AM by

If your in education! Cross Posted @bloggingblue: I wrote earlier about Scott Walker's latest attack on teachers. This morning Katy Lounsbury was on SLY explaining this in further detail: The rule redefines base wages for public employees as something other than what a teacher makes right now. No performance pay, overtime premium pay, reimbursement or […]

Paul Ryan Watch

Posted May 11th, 2011 @ 11:44 PM by

A bunch of us started up a new blog today…. The Paul Ryan Watch With everything that has happened in Madison at the capitol lately, the incredible badness of Paul Ryan has been kind of under the radar. It is time to change all of that and we will keep a watch on Pink Slip […]

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. […]

Dane County Education Meeting

Posted March 28th, 2011 @ 3:18 PM by

The community wide education meeting was very much a success. With a solid crowd and great speakers, the Sunday afternoon meeting was very much a success. Some of the highlights(as I saw them) for those who missed it(forgive any misspellings as names were not written anywhere to check): * The number one highlight of the […]

Teacher Pay – Part 2 – Solutions!

Posted March 27th, 2011 @ 11:57 AM by

I have been accused of just complaining and offering up no solutions. Since I offered up we need to pay teachers what they were worth, I followed it up with solutions on how to “afford” it. On a side note to this letter, is this story showing we do have a crisis! As was reported […]

Teacher Pay

Posted March 27th, 2011 @ 9:33 AM by

I wrote a LTE regarding teacher pay last year, and in Lieu of The community wide education meeting, I thought I would bring it back. One quick note, keep this story in mind, while listening to the noise about teacher pay and benefits. As Border’s is on the verge of bankruptcy and closing stores all […]

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 […]