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Rep. Bernier Tries to Get Cute (and Fails).
Phony Democratic Primary Candidates are apparently only the beginning, the GOP has now moved on to insincere revenue legislation. First term Republican Representative Kathy Bernier is circulating phony legislation proposing an income tax check-off to fund shared revenue, medical assistance, … Continue reading
The Other Shoe, or Will You Be Marching in March?
There is so much good stuff out there on what has been happening in Madison and around the state this week that I really don’t have too much to add. I will point toward the CAST Statement I helped draft, … Continue reading
Doing the Ostrich – Wisconsin’s “Leaders” Keep Their Heads in the Sand
The Primitives, “The Ostrich” (pre Velvet Underground Lou Reed and John Cale, click to listen or download). A story in the New York Times this morning about states considering closing sales tax exemptions in order to fund essential services reminded … Continue reading
Recipe for Disaster(s), Or the Wisconsin Democrats’ Fall Agenda
I just read the release and memo on the Democratic agenda for the Fall legislative session. The agenda is a recipe for disasters. The disaster that matters to most of us in the state is already in progress as school … Continue reading
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Governor’s Budget Numbers from the Legislative Fiscal Bureau
The Legislative Fiscal Bureau has released their analysis of the Governor Jim Doyle’s Budget proposal. The Department of Public Instruction/Schools section is here. I haven’t had time yet to go through all of it, but here are a few excerpts … Continue reading
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We Are Not Alone #22 (Referendum Roundup)
It must be that time of year, or more likely the “going out of business” state finance system continuing to take its toll on districts in Wisconsin. Five more districts have placed referenda Fall ballots. That brings the total to … Continue reading
Wausaukee School District Votes to Dissolve
19 votes. That was the margin by which the June 24, 2008 non-recurring, one year $575,000 school operating referendum lost in Wausaukee. 19 votes out of 1107 cast (number from the DPI site, the linked Peshtigo Times story appears to … Continue reading
School-funding reform update, week of June 16
From the Wisconsin Alliance for Excellent Schools. The Wisconsin Alliance for Excellent Schools (WAES) is a statewide, independent, membership-based organization of educators, school board members, students, parents, community leaders, researchers, citizens, and community activists whose lone goal is the comprehensive … Continue reading
Quote of the day
Map from the Wisconsin Atlas of School Finance, by Jack Norman, a publication of the Institute for Wisconsin’s Future. “I have been on the school board for ten years and we have had to make cuts eight of those years. … Continue reading
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Welcome to the new AMPS resources page. The resources have been divided into three categories: Wisconsin, Blogs and Other Resources. The Wisconsin category is a mixture of organizations and research groups dedicated to education, mostly tied to Wisconsin. Take some … Continue reading