From my email inbox come’s the announcement that gubernatorial candidate Mary Burke launched her official website yesterday. So for those of us who thought her initial website was low on content…here’s a chance to bench test her campaign:
As one of our core supporters, I wanted you to be among the first to know [...]
I’m a parent of a Milwaukee Public School child. This is a choice that I made because I believe in the city of Milwaukee and I believe in public education. This year, I am also an officer at my school’s PTA. For those who aren’t familiar with how a PTA works, they are an [...]
Sorry that this is so late…I meant to post it yesterday but mislaid it:
Get the Best Research on Vouchers
Efforts to shift public dollars from public schools to private voucher schools has momentum in our state and will likely have significant ramifications for professional educators.
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Is Wisconsin Ready for the Corporate Reformers of Education?
“I just don’t understand vouchers, choice, and charter schools,” the man told me. “Could you explain?”
Public education is undergoing a radical change. What was predominately a local school governed by a locally elected school board is poised to become a plethora of choices: private religious [...]
This is a letter that has been sent to Speaker John Boehner’s office, concerning the extremely light schedule that he and the Republican leadership have arranged for the remainder of the year. Should anyone share my thoughts, I ask you to please contact the Speaker, as well as your personal representatives, by sending them this [...]
From my email inbox: As most of the readers here at Blogging Blue are aware, Elizabeth Coppola is the Democrat in the race for the 21st Wisconsin Assembly District to replace Mark Honadel who recently resigned in search of greener grass and bluer skies…well she is going to have to battle some pretty serious money [...]
Today’s Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reported that a 13 year old boy was shot and killed by sheriff’s deputies while carrying a plastic toy replica of an AK-47. When spotted with the ‘weapon’ by two deputies, the youth was ordered to drop the weapon. When he refused to follow their orders he was shot and killed.
Remember now….voucher schools are the answer to all that ails our state’s education system!
A Milwaukee County judge has ordered the operator of a defunct private voucher school to repay about $300,000 in taxpayer money, after the state sued him for falsifying documents and forging his college diploma to get into the Milwaukee Parental Choice [...]
Earlier this week I highlighted the efforts undertaken by former Indiana schools chief Tony Bennett to “cook the books” to give a charter school run by a prominent Republican donor a passing grade in Indiana’s school grading system.
In the face of strong criticism of Bennett’s efforts to help the prominent Republican donor, Bennett resigned [...]