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“Flexibility” = Decline = Ugly

Remember warnings about your face getting stuck in some ugly expression? I think the champions of “flexibility” in Wisconsin and elsewhere need loud and repeated warnings that their “flexibility” in educational policy (along with privatization, cuts in funding, destruction of … Continue reading

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Conflict and the Elephant

There is an interesting exchange between Board Members Lucy Mathiak and Ed Hughes in the comments of the School Information System blog, revealing some conflict among Madison Metropolitan School District Board of Education members.  I don’t want to get into … Continue reading

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On the Agenda, MMSD Board of Education the Week of August 9, 2010

After an unplanned break from blogging, I’m going to ease back in with a partial run down of  this week’s Board of Education agenda. There are two meetings on Monday August 9, an Executive (closed) session at 5:00 PM in … Continue reading

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Democrats the New Republicans? Education Policies and Much More

Let me preface this by saying that I am dues-paying member of the Democratic Party of Wisconsin (as well as Co-Chair of Progressive Dane) and don’t want to paint with too broad a brush.  Yet the trends and developments  I … Continue reading

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Testify

Eleventh Dream Day, “Testify” (live) — click to listen or download. Via Progressive Dane (I am Co-Chair and education Task Force Chair, so this is via me too): 6/1 — Call for Action, MMSD School Budget Hearing At the General … Continue reading

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Taxes (and Schools)

I’ve been known to chide Wisconsin’s lawmakers for their reluctance to enact or even talk about essential revenue reforms.  It is only fair to note when they do the right thing and the good they’ve done by doing the right … Continue reading

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MMSD Budget Facts and Thoughts

Just some things that have been on my mind as this budget process unfolds. ………. The November 2008 referendum that many of us worked so hard for was a waste of time and effort.  There was no way of knowing … 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 Cut List (For Consideration), Updated

Update: The district lists, presentation and impact statements are up here. Channel 3000 has an initial and likely misleading report up on the possible cuts that the Madison Metropolitan School District will be considering over the next months.  There is … Continue reading

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Ask Tom Barrett — Get School Funding on the Agenda

Almost certain Democratic Gubernatorial nominee will be participating in a live video chat on Sunday, March 7 at 4:00 PM.  You can submit questions in advance by clicking the image above or this link.  Now is the time to get … Continue reading

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