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Why Scott Walker doesn’t recall the QEO and how to help recall him

In last week’s debate and elsewhere, Scott Walker has displayed less then total recall on many things.  Among these are the role of the Qualified Economic Offer (QEO) and the 2009 repeal of the QEO in shaping teacher compensation in … Continue reading

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Rumors and Deals — Wisconsin State Budget Update

Legislative “leaders” met behind closed doors for nine hours yesterday, May 27, 2009.  The Committe on Joint Finance is expected to “finish their work” in a public session starting at Noon today.  The agenda is here. Because they are meeting … Continue reading

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Breaking — Doyle Says Yes to More Cuts, No New Taxes

Watching the budget “fix” press conference via WisconsinEye. Mark Pocan and Mark Miller are by Governor Jim Doyle’s side, so little hope for Joint Finance action. 5% across the board cuts to most state functions; 2.5% cut to education, 2.5% … Continue reading

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Joint Finance Budget Hearings

The Parliaments, “(I Just Wanna) Testify” (click to listen or download) The public testimony phase of the Joint Committee On Finance‘s (JFC) budget process has begun.  There were official hearings last week in Sparta, West Allis and Eau Claire, as … Continue reading

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Elephant in the Room

Maya Cole, Madison School Board member, wrote an op-ed for the Cap Times that provided an excellent piece of analysis on the current state of play at the Capital; the tired old dance routine between the governor and the legislature … 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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Quote of the Day — Promises to Keep

From the 2008 Platform of the Democratic Party of Wisconsin: Education, Labor, and Economics Quality public education for all is critical to a healthy democracy and economy. Public funding for private schools diverts resources from and adversely impacts public schools. … Continue reading

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Wisconsin State Superintendent Candidates

There are five announced candidates for the position of State Superintendent of Public Instruction.  Assuming at least three file the necessary signatures by Tuesday, January 6, 2009,  there will be a primary on February 17 and the top two vote … Continue reading

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Why Arbitration Is Rarely a Good Idea

The Adverts, “Bored Teenagers” (click to listen or download) Portuguese Joe. “Teenage Riot” (click to listen or download) I’ve written many times about why it is rarely best for School Districts to use the arbitration procedure available under the Qualified … Continue reading

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Where’s the QEO? (again)

At times I feel like a broken record, asking the same questions over and over again. But as long as our news media continues to leave essential information out of their reports — like pages missing from the middle of … Continue reading

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