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Todd Price for State Superintendent

I hope to find the time to do a fuller analysis and endorsement, but meanwhile here is my letter to the editor version. As State Superintendent of Public Instruction Todd Price will be the uncompromising advocate for our students and … Continue reading

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Who cuts the barber’s hair? or Whither “accountability”?

Professor Longhair, “Bald Head” (click to listen or download). Educational “accountability” is in the news and on the agenda again this week.  It seems it is always in the news and on the agenda these days.  I have many problems … Continue reading

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People Have the Power: SB 22 Dead (For Now)

Patti Smith – “People Have the Power” (click to listen or download)  Susan Troller is reporting in the Cap Times that SB 22, the bill creating a partisan, political state charter school authorizing board to override the wishes of local … Continue reading

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Save Our Schools Rally — Madison, July 30, 2011 — 3:00 PM

The Staple Singers -“Long Walk To D.C” (click to listen or download) Yes, it is a long walk to D.C. and many of us who care deeply about the future of public education will not be able to join the … Continue reading

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1999 Walk on the Child Side Video

Courtesy of Todd Price. Be there for the June 16th 10th Anniversary March and Rally (details at the link). Thomas J. Mertz

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Primary Election Roundup

Some quick results and very few thoughts this morning. Turnout was pathetic.  During the Presidential campaign season we heard a lot about a new political engagement, especially among the young.   February primaries lack the glamor (and resources) of Presidential votes, … Continue reading

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Vote Today! – Today’s School Votes

Today’s election is very important.  Wisconsin will decide which two candidates for State Superintendent of Public Instruction will be on the April ballot; districts around the state have significant referendum questions and there are a couple of local Aldermanic races … Continue reading

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What does Van Mobley mean by a “Basic Education for the Real Economy” (and who gets a “basic education” and who gets something richer)?

John Nichols in the Capital Times seems enamored with State Superintendent of Public Instruction candidate Van Mobley’s sound byte  “”Basic Education for the Real Economy.” Me, I’m confused, skeptical and suspicious.  Mostly, I think it sounds like an abandonment of … Continue reading

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Wisconsin State Superintendent Forum Video

Here is a video from the State Superintendent of Public Instruction forum hosted on February 12 by the Wisconsin Council of Religious and Independent Schools. There hasn’t been much media coverage on this important race and most of the candidates … Continue reading

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Quotes of the Day — Accountability

The federal No Child Left Behind Act has succeeded in highlighting the poor math and reading skills of disadvantaged children. But on balance, the law has done more harm than good because it has terribly distorted the school curriculum. Modest … Continue reading

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