education

School District Wastes Little Time in Ramping up Post Referendum Defeat Scare Machine

There were 65 school referendums on ballots around Wisconsin Tuesday. Northeast Wisconsin saw several successful ballot initiatives: two in Green Bay and one in the Denmark School District. However, another Brown County School referendum suffered a crushing defeat. The Howard-Suamico School District asked voters for permission to exceed state-imposed revenue limits by $4 million a […]

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Walker Proposes Eliminating Requirement for Monthly School Board Meetings

Governor Scott Walkers 2017-19 budget eliminates the requirement that school boards meet every month. Walker spokesman Tom Evenson told Media Trackers that the change is among several requirements Walker wants to eliminate in an effort to allow school boards to innovate and determine best practices. Evenson said, “ultimately, school boards are accountable to their voters.” Evenson […]

Walker Budget Eliminates Minimum Hours of Instruction for School Districts

Governor Scott Walker recommends repealing several state mandates on K-12 public schools in his 2017-19 budget, including the current minimum hours of instruction requirement. A bill passed in 2014 repealed the requirement that school districts must hold school for at least 180 days each year, but left in place the requirement that schools must schedule […]

Democrats Continue Distortion on Walker School Record…as Predicted

Governor Scott Walker’s plan to increase education spending in the 2017-19 state budget has prompted a predictable response from Democrats in the legislature. They argue the hike doesn’t make up for “the cuts” Walker has made in education spending. A sample: Instead of making schools he cut by record amount whole, @GovWalker diverts funds to […]

Marquette University and “Hard to Hear” Opinions

The Winter Edition of Marquette University’s “Marquette Magazine” includes what appears to be a self-congratulatory piece where open expression on campus is concerned, through its yearlong Marquette Forum series. The column chronicles the university’s fall semester efforts to generate discourse on the topic of racial justice and inequality: During the fall semester the university seized […]

Stroebel Condemns UWL Letter on Trump

State Senator Duey Stroebel on Monday released an email in which UW-Lacrosse Chancellor Joe Gow and other senior administration staff criticize President Donald Trump’s executive order concerning immigrant travel restrictions. Stroebel said the email condemns Trump’s actions without pointing out that the seven countries covered by it either sponsor terrorism or harbor terrorist training facilities: […]

School Says Teacher Didn’t Know “Wear Red” was a DeVos Protest

The principal of Neenah’s Tullar Elementary School claims a fifth grade teacher inadvertently encouraged her classroom to take part Wednesday in a protest of President Donald Trump’s Education Secretary nominee, Betsy DeVos. Principal Diane Galow sent a letter to parents Wednesday explaining that the teacher saw a post on Facebook for “Wear Red on Wed […]