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Quotes of the Day – Broken System, Broken Record Edition (#1)

John Hartford, “Dont leave your records in the  sun” (click to listen or download) Last week, Milwaukee Superintendent William Andrekopoulos strung together the words “State, “Finance,” “Schools,” “System,” and “Broken.” At AMPS, we’ve strung those words together in a variety … Continue reading

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Broken System, Hard Choices

Lorette Velvette, “Broke the Circle” (click to listen or download) Some updates on the hard and harmful choices Wisconsin’s broken system of funding schools is forcing on districts much like MMSD.  It looks like raising class sizes and cutting teachers … Continue reading

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“The System…Is Broken”: Milwaukee Public Schools Dissolution Vote

Joan Jett, “You dont know what you got (till it’s gone)” (click to listen or download) The big news from Milwaukee this week was the 6-3 vote to explore dissolving the school district  This is news so big that even … Continue reading

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Another casualty of Wisconsin’s broken school funding system

I want to clarify the facts about the Madison School Board’s decision on private school busing. This is a financial budget change with no hidden agenda. This is not about “us versus them.” This is not about Madison schools being … Continue reading

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How Many Strikes? or Whither Accountability? #2

The Isotopes – “Take Me Out To The Ball Game” (click to listen or download) A recent post  —  Who cuts the barber’s hair? or Whither “accountability”?  — centered on some of the failings of the new Wisconsin “Accountability” system designed … Continue reading

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The news from Lake Gonetowoe

On the agenda at tonight’s (08/13/2012) Madison Metropolitan School District Board of Education Student Achievement and Performance Monitoring Committee meeting (5:00 PM, rm 103, Doyle Building) is a presentation on the first year Measures of Academic Progress (MAP) scores in … Continue reading

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Myths of Madison Prep, Part 2

That Petrol Emotion – “Big Decision” (click to listen or download) Part 1 here, (the introductory material is copied from there). The discussion around the Madison Preparatory Academy (MPA) proposal and the related events and processes has been heated, but … Continue reading

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Myths of Madison Prep, Part 1

Van Morrison – “Too Many Myths” (click to listen or download) The discussion around the Madison Preparatory Academy (MPA) proposal and the related events and processes has been heated, but not always grounded in reality.  Many have said that just … Continue reading

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An Endorsement for Andy Heidt — #1 of 7 of the 48th Assembly District Candidates on Education

On July 12 the voters in the 48th Assembly District — covering the East side of Madison, Monona, McFarland and the Town of Dunn  (map here)– will choose a Representative to the State Assembly to replace now County Executive Joe … Continue reading

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That Was Strange — MMSD Budget Hearing Report

Patti Smith, “Aint It Strange” (click to listen or download). Short meeting, short report. I got there 15minutes late, a very sparse crowd, maybe 4-5 people who weren’t there in a professional capacity, more reporters than citizens.  Strange. By the … Continue reading

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