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 A bill passed in 2014 repealed the requirement that school districts must hold school for at least 180 days each year, but left in place the requirement that schools must schedule […]
Sifting through hundreds of pages of a governor’s proposed budget, looking for hidden nuggets of news, has become a biennial ritual in Madison. The Capitol Times on Monday unearthed just such a morsel, when it reported that Governor Scott Walker is proposing a new law that would require UW-System officials to protect offensive free speech […]
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 […]
Do students at University of Wisconsin System schools even know what the hundreds of dollars they pay annually in segregated fees go to? That’s the question many of them could now be facing if a proposal in Governor Scott Walker’s 2017-2019 biennial state budget becomes law. As part of plan to usher in a 5 percent cut in […]
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 […]
On Tuesday, Media Trackers shared the story of alleged efforts by Marquette University staff to keep a conservative audience from attending an appearance by popular conservative pundit Ben Shapiro. In today’s podcast, we speak with Emily Jashinsky of Young America’s Foundation, who broke the story.
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: […]
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 […]