Category: Where is the progressive agenda?

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 […]

Local Progressive Talk

Posted November 27th, 2012 @ 8:25 AM by

We all know by now that Sly in the Morning and the local news team, on 1670 WTDY was ambushed and fired the day before Thanksgiving by new General Manager Rick Mccoy. Thus effectively ending any local voice that progressives have. Also ending any chance that people have of actual real time news coverage. With […]

Worst. Column. EVER!

Posted November 19th, 2012 @ 10:43 AM by

By now everyone knows that Scott Walker promised as part of his campaign, that he would “create” 250,000 jobs. “get government out of the way of employers … who will then help Wisconsin create 250,000 jobs by 2015, and as we create those new jobs, we will be able to add 10,000 new businesses.” We […]

Vote Andy Jorgensen!

Posted November 4th, 2012 @ 11:17 PM by

Due to redistricting, which was done unethically and in complete secrecy, and is now costing Wisconsin taxpayers close to $2,000,000 that could have been used elsewhere, Assemblyman Andy Jorgensen’s district was massively changed.   He now is running for the 43rd Assembly district!  His opponent Evan Wynn, thinks that it was perfectly acceptable for a sitting […]

Chief Erwin Has To Go!

Posted September 11th, 2012 @ 8:37 AM by

New Capitol Police Chief Dave Erwin has really put his stamp on the new job since taking over from Charles Tubbs. Unfortunately for the people of Wisconsin and the Constitution it is serious far right turn. Oppression of free speech, no matter what side or what topic is never ok and Chief Erwin needs to […]

Some Endorsements for the Primary!

Posted August 13th, 2012 @ 9:46 AM by

* Yuri Rashkin in the 44th District. * Joe Wineke in the 80th! In Wisconsin, we have to have people willing to step up and fight for progressive values. We found out in the last two years who actually will lead the fight against the craziness that has been the Wisconsin republican party. I would […]

Merit Pay In Education -A Case Study

Posted April 19th, 2012 @ 12:04 AM by

The Wausau Daily Herald recently penned an Op-Ed stating that under the last legislative session school reform "took a step forward" The reforms establish a new system for teacher evaluations that is sensible and balanced. Student achievement — that is, test scores — now will be considered in teacher evaluations. But they won’t be the […]

Hariah H. Hutkowski Wants Your Money!

Posted March 29th, 2012 @ 12:58 AM by

And he wants as much of your taxpayer money as he can get his hands on. If you live in Sun Prairie or have driven through you would have probably seen a sign with the unique name. Mr. Hutkowski(Mr. H) is currently running. Not a typo as Mr. Hutkowski is running for every job he […]

Have Abacus Will Travel

Posted January 27th, 2012 @ 9:47 AM by

I have written before of the the right wings veiled attempts to privatize public education. I have also pointed out that while they are trying to privatize our schools without the public knowing, occasionally they let some things slip and let us know what they are after. As an education consultant/reformer stated in a recent […]

Recall Observations

Posted January 17th, 2012 @ 10:19 AM by

Here is My Letter to The Editor regarding my observations from collecting signatures. Congratulations to everyone who collected signatures for the recall effort of Scott Walker and Rebecca Kleefisch (and all four republican senators) whether you collected 1 or 1500 or anywhere in between. Thank you! I recently spent a Saturday morning collecting signatures for […]

Vicki McKenna Banned in Cottage Grove!!

Posted December 5th, 2011 @ 7:12 AM by

Recently, the Cottage Grove village board passed a resolution calling for civil public discourse. Their resolution no. 2011-07, A Resolution Promoting Civil Public Discourse. One line of this resolution is Whereas, the principle of civility is the foundation of this republic and the rule of law: … While we are not a republic, civility is […]