another message from the email inbox from the Wisconsin Education Association Council:
Future of Public Education in the Balance
Governor Walker’s budget proposal represents yet another radical break from Wisconsin tradition that will dramatically affect educators and students for years to come. Final decisions on the two-year budget are likely to be made within the [...]
I wish I could say I was surprised…
Rarely has the political payoff for a special interest group been as quick or blatant.
The American Federation for Children, one of the leading advocates for school choice in the country, brags in a recent brochure that it spent more than $325,000 – far more than the [...]
From the email box:
The Problem with Merit Pay
In the brave new world of Act 10, many school districts are contemplating “merit pay” or “pay for performance” systems. The following is a WEAC Research Brief summarizing the evidence on merit pay programs for educators. The actual evidence shows:
Merit pay for educators [...]
Republican legislators love to talk about how great voucher schools are as a quality alternative to those awwwwwwful public schools, especially public schools in places like Milwaukee, Racine, etc., but according to a recent report by the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction, public school students in Milwaukee and Racine actually tested higher than their voucher [...]
Although I haven’t always agreed with Superintendent Evers on some of his decisions with the DPI, he has shown the ability to work with Governor Walker. He is a far better supporter of public education than nearly anyone currently resident in state government. And his opponent, State Representative Don Pridmore (R – Hartford) who recently [...]
But clearly voucher schools are the answer to all that ails our state’s education system! Three private schools in Milwaukee continued to receive taxpayer money through the voucher program after losing their accreditation, under a loophole in state law that requires such schools to obtain that official approval but not maintain it.
Reports and records [...]
[This is the press release referred to in Parents Respond to Walker's Education Policy post]
For Immediate Release, January 14, 2013 Contact: Jasmine Alinder, (414) 378-7262 or Angela McManaman, (414) 793-4815
Wisconsin parents call for re-investment in K-12 public education:‘Repair the damage’
It’s a new year, and new, improved education funding possibilities await Wisconsin schoolchildren. [...]
[This is from my email inbox. And for full disclosure it was emailed to me by WEAC]
Important Message from Concerned Parents
Dear Friends of Public Education:
Tonight is an important night for Wisconsin K-12 public education. Scott Walker will present his State of the State address at 7pm, and is expected to go on [...]
Because what would possibly go wrong with choosing a business leader to serve as chancellor of UW-Madison? With Wisconsin closing out 2012 as one of the worst states for job creation, critics are once again rapping the UW-Madison for failing to turn its research dollars into new companies that could offer jobs.
It’s not a [...]
Just a few quick comments on today’s NRA Press Conference. I am using the quotes from this afternoon’s post from JSONLINE:
“The only thing that stops a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun,” the group’s top lobbyist, Wayne LaPierre, said at a Washington news conference.
LaPierre said “the next [...]