Category: Scott Jensen

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 […]

Another Victim

Posted June 2nd, 2013 @ 7:29 AM by

Governor Scott Walker and his Wisconsin legislative cronies have claimed another victim in their war on the locally owned “Mom and Pop” store! Johannsen’s Greenhouse, a Madison establishment since 1960 will be closing at the end of the summer! Karen said the family had no immediate plans to close shop, but then an unsolicited offer […]

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 […]

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 […]

Beloit College Alum Points Out Right Wing Pundits Ignorance!

Posted March 16th, 2013 @ 4:08 PM by

Denver Post Editor and Beloit College Alum Curtis Hubbard pointed out the ignorance of a right wing pundit! Then the fun began:

A Biased Letter

Posted March 16th, 2013 @ 3:38 PM by

For those who do not know, the Janesville School Board has demanded that the teachers sign contracts without actually knowing what is in them.   This is following a long line of contentious dealings between the Janesville teachers and their local school board. Former Janesville resident and current Dane County Board member Jenni Dye, wrote the […]

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 […]

Primary Day!!

Posted February 18th, 2013 @ 11:59 PM by

Tuesday February 19, 2013 is Wisconsin Primary Day! There are only a couple races on the ballot, but these races are very important! 1. The Wisconsin State Supreme Court: There are three candidates Vince Megna, incumbent Pat Roggensack(not a conservative), and Marquette law professor Ed Fallone! The clear choice for me and hopefully for you, […]