Distance Learning: Why Aren’t We Using Television?

W-a-a-a-a-a-y back in the day, I attended a Catholic parochial elementary school. We had seven teachers for eight classes…the choir director came in to teach music…but we had no art teacher…we had no library. But at that time Milwaukee channel 10, WMVS, (owned and operated by the Milwaukee Vocational School…

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I have opinions about busing

Hello, America. Bullock here with my annual-ish post to BB (Happy Birthday!) because the news cycle, for once, happens to align with something actually in my wheelhouse. In this case, busing and school desegregation. I teach high school in the Milwaukee Public Schools. Milwaukee has the distinction–no, not that, shame–of…

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A Quick Meme About Wisconsin’s Education Governor

Governor Walker tagged himself the education governor as part of his campaign for a third term. Not so much:

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Yes or No on Walker budget items #8

In a piece at Urban Milwaukee, Steve Walter posits 12 Key State Budget Decisions with brief descriptions from Governor Walker’s 2017-2019 biennial Wisconsin budget and asks if we are for or against. I will take a stab at each one…one at a time: 8.Required hours of instruction: Walker wants to…

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Trump Wants Federal Government Out Of Elementary Education

In his rush to show activity in his first 100 days (something that he cares about far more than the rest of us), President Trump signed an executive order giving Education Secretary Betsy DeVos 300 days to reverse the overreach of the federal government into K-12 education. President Donald Trump…

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Two For One View On GOP’s Twisted Take On Private Education in Wisconsin

Here are two quick take-aways from a recent post on Urban Milwaukee by Bruce Murphy about the Wisconsin tax credit for private education. Take a look at the whole article here…but I have my own twisted take on this. Gov. Scott Walker noted he might to open to changes to…

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How The Dems Have To Run Locally In Wisconsin

I have seen any number of suggestions around the internet about the state party platform for the Dems in the Fall 2016 local elections. Most of them focus on the big ideas that are the big ideologies of the party. But Wisconsin has elected Governor Scott Walker three times and…

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Where Education Is Taking A Wrong Turn

There is a truism in management philosophy that “What you measure is what you get”. It sounds like we are seeing a subset of this in education. There apparently is a movement afoot to drop algebra from high school education…because…well…it’s just too darn hard…and students drop out and don’t graduate…

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The Smear Campaign Against Socialism:

One of the apparent failings in American education is the lack of understanding on the differences between socialism, fascism, Marxism, and Communism. Or else there is now a concerted effort to smear socialism by linking it to fascism. Here’s a prime example from Facebook (at this point I am not…

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Walker Tone Deaf to Irony

Cleaning off my desktop…this probably should have been written while the governor was still vying for the GOP presidential nomination…but it still outlines his inability to see the bigger picture to what he is saying/doing. Of course safely back in Wisconsin where the media regularly give him a free pass…where…

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