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Expeditionary Learning Charter for Toki?

The Replacements – “I Don’t Know” (click to listen or download). The biggest item on the Madison Metropolitan School District Board of Education committee agendas this week is  the “Expeditionary Learning Model at Toki Middle School and Timeline” before the … Continue reading

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Urge MMSD to Collectively Bargain, Now! (Update — Victory #1)

Booker T. & the MGs – “Time is Tight” (click to listen or download) Update:  The MMSD Board of Education will begin bargaining with the staff unions.  Victory #1, step #1.  The clock is ticking. The Dane County Board approved … Continue reading

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Fact Checking, Spin, Media, Money and Education

Television – “Prove It” (click to listen or download) Three stories I read today got me thinking about the relationship between media companies and education.  The first, on the Huffington Post included this revelation from Politco’s Dylan Byers: Newsweek did … 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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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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Madison Prep, More Questions than Answers

James Brown – “I Don’t Know” (click to listen or download With only  24 days remaining till the Madison Metropolitan School District Board of Education will vote on the Madison Preparatory Academy  charter and only 9 days until the MMSD … Continue reading

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Some Truth About Urban Prep and Why It Matters

The Undisputed Truth – ” Smiling Faces” (click to listen or download) Introduction To bolster their case and push their agendas, advocates for market-based education reform and   market-based policies in general tout “miracle schools” that have supposedly produced amazing results … Continue reading

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Madison Prep and the Attack on Public Education

Mission Of Burma – “Academy Fight Song” (click to listen or download). [Note;  This post is adapted from an article I wrote over a week ago for the Progressive Dane Newsletter (as of this writing PD has not taken  a … Continue reading

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On the Agenda — MMSD Board of Education, the Week of May 23, 2011 (updated, finished)

I picked a bad week to start doing “On the Agenda” posts on the Madison Metropolitan School District Board of Education doings.  Too much going on.   Given the amount to cover, I’m going to try to keep the comments and … Continue reading

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Meet The Billionaires Who Are Trying To Privatize Our Schools And Kill Public Education

For most of you reading this, dear advocates of public education, none of this that I am about to mention will be very new information for you. But given Sam Dillon’s report on the front page of the New York … Continue reading

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