Wednesday, December 7th, 2016

Nygren: Shiocton school funding story misleading By James Wigderson  /  November 4, 2016  /  Education, News, Wisconsin  /  No Comments “Voucher funding is comprised entirely from state revenue, meaning no property tax dollars are used to fund the voucher,” the lawmaker said. Read More → ‘Just a guy’ attempts to stop Oconomowoc referendum By James […]

Hey, MPS is not going to screw up this guy’s Summerfest plans. Milwaukee Opportunity Schools Partnership Program (OSPP) Commissioner Demond Means announced his resignation on Wednesday, just hours after WTMJ’s Charlie Sykes wondered out loud on the air, “Why doesn’t he just quit?” (No, really – at 28:30.) I have reaction from just about everybody […]

Oh, about what you could guess. Clarke criticized MPS strongly for including the Black Lives Matters program in the budget. “You’ve got a school system that I have described for the last decade as a sinking ship and a disaster,” Clarke said. “Kids can’t read at grade level, they can’t take a three-digit number and […]

After weeks of stalling, the Milwaukee Common Council’s Zoning, Neighborhoods and Development Committee finally recognized five charter and private schools as education operators, accepted their letters of interest, and used the state definition of an education operator to avoid considering Milwaukee Public Schools’ letters of interest in retaining the properties. I have the story over […]

This year we are continuing our tradition of taking a look back to last year’s predictions.  You would think I would learn each year that making so many predictions just means I have more work to do the following year correcting them. I’m also increasing the odds I’ll be wrong. Some people think I’m just […]

Opponents of school choice in Milwaukee complain the program is taking money away from public schools to educate ex-public school students. In an interesting op-ed for RightWisconsin.com, George Mitchell points to the real funding gap. When Governor Doyle was elected in 2002, taxpayer support for schools in the Milwaukee Parental Choice Program (MPCP) was $5,783 […]

Nullification stance will haunt Pridemore campaign Waukesha Freeman, Opinion 12/6/2012 Page A6   Last week, I mentioned State Rep. Don Pridemore, R-Hartford, in my Waukesha Freeman column as one of the Republican legislators who actually endorsed the idea of arresting federal officials attempting to implement Obamacare in Wisconsin. This issue will follow Pridemore in the […]

The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reported this afternoon that 52.4% of Milwaukee Teachers’ Education Association members would rather see Milwaukee Public Schools lay off 198 of their colleagues than re-open negotiations over their benefits. Normally the J/S Online comments aren’t worth reading, but the first comment raises a great point, “I’d love to see a break […]

Rob Koebel at WTMJ-TV in Milwaukee does an i-Team investigation of a chaotic school bus and one mother’s frustration with how her daughter and other children are regularly the victims of violence. “She has come home with sores and bumps and even scars up under her neck from certain things being hit on her”, Ms […]

Despite the plea from MPS Superintendent Dr. Gregory Thornton, MTEA President Mike Langyel wants the school system to shut down tomorrow so the teachers can play hooky in Madison. I know attendance is a big issue in the Milwaukee Public Schools. It’s disappointing to see the teachers as the truants. Print this entry