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Education, Taxes, and MMSD Board Goals

I was struck by the relationship between two things in recent Wisconsin State Journal stories.  The first of these is the graph above illustrating the cuts of over 150  Special Education staff positions (from Matt DeFour’s report on the new … Continue reading

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February 16, 2010 Wisconsin Referendum Votes (Updated with Results)

Update, results: Bangor, both pass, operating 379 yes votes to 214; construction 437 yes votes to 157 no votes. Brodhead, fails, 1,021-828. Edgar, passes 706 to 629. Green Lake, fails, 393 to 374. Hilbert, passes, 419 t0 305. Rhinelander, both … Continue reading

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Preventing Future Shocks? MMSD Budgets: Past, Present and Future

Curtis Mayfield, “Future Shock” (click to listen or download). On Monday, October 26, 2009 the Madison Metropolitan School District Board of Education will consider and pass budget amendments and finalize the tax levy.  Most of what is before the Board … Continue reading

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MMSD Budget and the Death of Journalism

On August 10, 2009 the Madison Metropolitan School District had their first public discussion about how they might address the the multiple fiscal messes handed them by our state budget-makers.  AMPS previewed this meeting that day.   No professional media saw … Continue reading

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Statement from CAST on the MMSD Budget

The school referendum approved overwhelmingly by Madison Metropolitan School District voters in November 2008 was based on a “Partnership Plan” that promised to maintain educational quality, initiate a community-wide strategic planning process, and mitigate the impact on property tax-payers in … Continue reading

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Not a Gift Horse; Not Satisfied — The MMSD Budget

Look me in the eye Then, tell me that I’m satisfied Was you satisfied? Look me in the eye Then, tell me that I’m satisfied Hey, are you satisfied? The Replacements, “Unsatisfied” (click to listen or download). The Madison Metropolitan … Continue reading

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