Category: state superintendent of schools

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, […]

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 […]

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 […]

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, […]

Let The Battle’s Begin!

Posted January 7th, 2013 @ 1:03 AM by

Today, the newest Wisconsin legislature will be sworn in and then they get to work(which is good because the Wisconsin legislature has not worked since March)! While Scott Walker has said he wants to stay away from such divisive policies as before to focus on jobs(thus proving that his first two years he cared about […]

Be Careful Who Your “Friends” Are!

Posted December 10th, 2012 @ 12:04 AM by

I recently attended the Educate to Elevate Conference in Madison, and I was very skeptical going in. While I left the conference just as skeptical, I think there were a few good things that came out of it. It is never bad when people get together and discuss ways to improve education. I also had […]

My Testimony

Posted March 28th, 2012 @ 12:27 AM by

The Monona Grove School District recently held series of public hearings regarding proposed budget reductions in the district. As a district we have to cut approximately $1.2 million dollars from the budget this year, followed by preliminary reports of another $800,000 next year. I was happy that Superintendent Gerlach and the Board members present let […]