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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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Letters to the Editor — School Finance (and the QEO)

Many good letters to the editor in response to a recentWisconsin State Journal editorial. QEO repeal alone would make situation worse In 1993, Wisconsin adopted a “temporary” formula for funding public schools based on revenue caps, the QEO and a … 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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Where is the QEO?

Susan Troller’s story on the MTI/MMSD negotiations and the health care issue is timely and informative. It is a good story, except one thing is missing and that is any mention of the Qualified Economic Offer law (and one thing … Continue reading

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On the Agenda, MMSD the Week of April 26, 2010 (updated)

[I was contacted by a Board Member with some clarifications, I only have time for some of this before teaching and will go back later with more.] Still more Budget work for the Madison Metropolitan School District Board of Education. … Continue reading

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Hatchets at the Ready — More Wisconsin School Budget News

Tav Falco’s Panther Burns, “Pass the Hatchet” (click to listen or download” As they sharpen the hatchets to cut the Madison school budget, time for another installment in the sad story of diminishing educational quality in Wisconsin. Might as well … Continue reading

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MMSD & MTI Contract “Tentative” Settlement

According to a Madison Teachers Inc. press release and NBC15, a tentative agreement has been reached between the Madison Metropolitan School District and MTI on the July 1, 2009 to June 30, 2011 teacher bargaining unit contract.  MTI members will … Continue reading

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Before the Teachers Get the Blame

The Wausau Daily Herald has a story up entitled “Removal of state cap on teacher salaries expected to increase taxes.”  The removal of the QEO without comprehensive school funding reform was a bad idea, but it is much too early … Continue reading

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Behind Closed Doors — Democratic Caucus Budget Work

The WisPolitics Budget Blog reports that after an initial open session, the Assembly Democratic caucus shut the door on the public ” to discuss strategy and process for the budget bill.” Reps. Cory Mason, D-Racine, and Dean Kaufert, R-Neenah have … Continue reading

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Voices of Dissent — The Wisconsin State Budget

A couple more voices of dissent on the Wisconsin State Budget deal (joining those previously noted, Ed Garvey, the Wisconsin Council on Children and Families and me). Dustin Beilke had this to say on the Isthmus/Daily Page: How unfortunate, then, … Continue reading

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