Friday, October 20th, 2017

First, congratulations to Rose Fernandez and her campaign team. Despite being outspent by a wide margin, she advances to the general election for State Superintendent of Public Instruction. With 94% of the vote reporting: Tony Evers 83,768 35% Rose Fernandez 73,912 31% Van Mobley 31,982 14% Todd Price 26,637 11% Lowell Holtz 20,593 9% Congratulations, […]

One of the hazards of running for office is the “unwanted endorsement.” The endorsement from a person or entity with whom you would not wish to be associated under any circumstances. For example, I am sure Dr. Van Mobley did not want to hear the kind words of John Nichols, one of the editors of […]

Tuesday’s primary election in the race for state superintendent of public instruction will likely decide which candidate gets to take on the teachers unions’ annointed candidate Tony Evers. In this week’s column for the Waukesha Freeman (still just 50 cents), I examined the relative merits of the two candidates vying for the conservative vote, Rose […]

Conservative Young Professionals of Milwaukee are hosting a happy hour with three campaigns for state superintendent for the Department of Public Instruction. Happy Hour Details: Tuesday, February 10th5:30-8:00pm (Speakers addressing group around 6:15 for 5 minutes a piece)Bootlegger’s (1023 N. Old World 3rd Street) Speakers: Daniel Gabler (Candidate for Milwaukee County Judge) Candidates for Superintendent […]

Candidate for State Superintendent for the Department of Public Instruction Rose Fernandez* unveiled a new campaign video today. It tells the story of Denice, a mother of six children, four of whom attend public virtual charter schools, and how Rose Fernandez worked with both sides to keep the virtual schools open for Denice’s children. Fernandez […]

At least he’s up front about it. Literally. On the first question on Wisconsin Public Television’s Here and Now (television so good they oughtta sell commercials), Dr. Van Mobley answers the school funding question by suggesting we get the money from increasing the state sales tax, and then says he would “like” that it be […]

(It’s a long time between now and April so headline suggestions will be appreciated.) When the bad news of November trickles in early, a young man’s thoughts turn to the spring. Elizabeth Burmaster will not be seeking re-election as the State Superintendent of Public Instruction. This means education reformers* in Wisconsin have a real opportunity […]