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People Have the Power: SB 22 Dead (For Now)

Patti Smith – “People Have the Power” (click to listen or download)  Susan Troller is reporting in the Cap Times that SB 22, the bill creating a partisan, political state charter school authorizing board to override the wishes of local … Continue reading

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Democrats the New Republicans? Education Policies and Much More

Let me preface this by saying that I am dues-paying member of the Democratic Party of Wisconsin (as well as Co-Chair of Progressive Dane) and don’t want to paint with too broad a brush.  Yet the trends and developments  I … Continue reading

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Mayoral Control Links and Thoughts

I haven’t had much time to blog lately and the items are piling up, so it is time to catch up a little.  Here are some links to and comments on some relatively recent items on Mayoral control. From the … Continue reading

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Why would anyone listen to these people?

I was reading this New York Times article (Uncertainty on Obama Education Plans) and this got my attention: One former Teach for America official who has been outspoken is Whitney Tilson, a New York mutual fund manager. In a recent … Continue reading

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Education DINOS

DINO is an acronym for Democrat in Name Only. We are seeing a rise in the activism of education DINOS. Education is an issue that hits close to home and forces people to confront the depth of their beliefs in … Continue reading

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