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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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Who is Paul Vallas and why is he coming to Madison?

As Jim Anchower says, “I know it’s been a long time since I rapped at ya…” Sometimes you need a break; expect more soon. Paul Vallas will be featured at a “school reform town hall meeting” this Saturday, May 26, … Continue reading

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Hearing on Edgewater TIF (yes, this is about schools)

See below for hearing information, background and talking points on the Edgewater TIF.  This directly impacts the schools by diverting property taxes. Joint Review Board Hearing and the Edgewater Project On Thursday, August 12, 2010 the TIF Joint Review Board … Continue reading

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On the Agenda — MMSD, Week of March 8, 2010

In the cycle, this is a full Board meeting week for Madison Metropolitan School District Board of Education.  That means, most items on the agenda where initially presented and discussed during the Committee meetings last week.  For an exploration of … Continue reading

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On the Agenda — MMSD Board of Education, February 1, 2010

Taking my cue from Brenda Konkel, I’m going to try an experiment in posting the Madison Metropolitan School District meeting agenda items, with some comments, observations and questions.   I can’t promise to do this every week, but will try. The … Continue reading

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Right and Wrong — MMSD Board Members on School Finance, State and Local

I had not recently thought about what was said by Madison Metropolitan Board of Education members as they passed their initial budget in May, but the happenings in Washburn brought them to mind and reminded me that the struggle to … Continue reading

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“Ain’t No Miracle Worker”

The Brogues, “I Ain’t No Miracle Worker” (click to listen). There is a lot of excitement about Dan Nerad taking the reins as Superintendent of MMSD. I share this excitement. I’ve had the pleasure of meeting him three or four … Continue reading

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Board Member Budget Amendments Posted

The MMSD website just posted the proposed budget amendments of Board of Education members (and one from the administration). The Board will consider and vote on the budget on Monday, May 12. It looked like there might be some action … Continue reading

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We Are Not Alone #20

At the April 4 th press conference for the release of the MMSD administration’s proposed budget — at the prompting of the press — the “R-Word” (referendum) was discussed. Since the one time Tax Incremental Finance District disbursement saved Madison … Continue reading

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Thank You

Thank you to the Common Council and the Board of Education for doing the right thing on the Tax Incremental Finance District windfall. Paul Soglin has more. Thomas J. Mertz

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