Governor Walker Wants To Continue The Tuition Freeze at UW

Gov. Scott Walker on Friday proposed freezing the University of Wisconsin System tuition for another two years, adding on to a similar hard cap enacted last year.

That should give him just about enough time to finish his degree…we wouldn’t want him saddled with thousands in student debt going into the 2016 Presidential election cycle!

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Sex, Lies and Common Core Part II

Last week I posted a blog about an email that is making the rounds that was insanely inaccurate in its description of Common Core educational standards. And earlier this week I posted a link and brief quiz from JSOnline that clarified what Common Core is all about.

Well today, the Wisconsin State Senate began hearings [...]

MJS Presents a Primer on Common Core!

While researching on JSOnline for another Common Core item for Blogging Blue, I came across Erin Richard’s primer on Common Core titled: Common Core 101: A primer to separate education fact from fiction.

Her opening gambit…a cute preliminary quiz on your knowledge of Common Core: (The sender of the email I received earlier would [...]

Sex, Lies and Common Core

I am working on another post related to the opposition of Common Core…but decided to put it aside after I got the email embedded below on Monday.

Common Core should be a boon to education in this country. It will set some standards on student achievement that make sense for math and English…the only [...]

First of all, it’s not a surplus….yet!

Governor Walker is falling all over himself trying to find ways to give the projected budget surplus back to tax payers. But it is NOT a surplus…it is a projected surplus…not money in the bank or cash on the barrel head…a projected surplus projected by the same people in Madison who projected the short fall [...]

Republican supporters of charter schools flush $2.3 million in taxpayer dollars down the toilet

Here’s yet another example of why Republican efforts to increase the number of charter schools in Wisconsin are such a horrible horrible horrible idea. LifeSkills Academy in Milwaukee also had troubles.

Save for one child who met the state benchmark one year in reading, no students could read or do math proficiently in 2011 or [...]

Kathleen Vinehout: Independent Charter Schools: Siphoning off Public Money to Private Interests

“Will the Legislature allow statewide expansion of charter schools and how will that affect my local public school?”

This question is one I hear so often particularly in communities where people are worried about the future of their small local schools.

Last fall, the Senate Education Committee debated Senate Bill 76, which takes away local [...]

UW Flexible Option and Wisconsin Economic Development Corp!

The University of Wisconsin System is about to roll out its Flexible Option degree program that will allow working adults and other non-traditional college students a chance to earn a college degree online. Although an online program, the fees for the Flexible Option program could still run more than $20,000 according to an article in [...]

Watch as Malala leaves Jon Stewart speechless (VIDEO)

Wow….just wow.

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