Tuesday, July 23rd, 2019

Summertime quick-hitters Mayor’s race heating up; teacher’s rhetoric goes cold Waukesha Freeman Opinion Page A6, 7/25/2013   Some quick hits before your summer vacations start. Don’t forget to pack the bug spray. * * * Mayor Jeff Scrima, should he choose to run for re-election, has another solid opponent. Alderman Terry Thieme is smart and […]

Don’t fear school choice Waukesha parents deserve options Waukesha Freeman May 16, 2013 Page A6 Opinion The Waukesha Freeman reported the usual suspects against school choice met in the city at Horning Middle School on Monday night. They were opposing the expansion of school choice to the Waukesha School District and they were asking for […]

Update! 5:18 PM Turns out it was a moron with an Airsoft rifle. ________________________________________________ Thankfully, the man is in custody. TMJ4 is reporting that Carroll University in Waukesha was in lock down after a man with a gun was spotted on campus. Chopper 4 shows a man taken into custody after officials locked down the […]

The MacIver Institute did an analysis of the grading of the Waukesha School District by the state Department of Public Instruction (DPI). They discovered good news, that no school is failing. And they found bad news, that no school is exceeding expectations. The district as a whole earned a solid C grade, using the numbers […]

Reluctant as I am to bite the hand that feeds me, two articles in a row by Troy Laack of the Waukesha Freeman have attempted to give context to the success of the Waukesha School District under the reforms enacted by Governor Scott Walker and the legislature. Twice Laack has pointed to the unusual amount […]

Waukesha School Board member Karin Rajnicek appears in a new video for Governor Scott Walker. Waukesha Patch reports: Waukesha’s newest school board member has been on the board since April, but her face is about to become well known as she appears in an advertisement supporting Gov. Scott Walkeras Democrats look to begin the recall Wisconsin […]

Waukesha School Board member Steve Edlund threatened the Waukesha Common Council Sunday night that if they didn’t do what he said, he would organize a grass-roots effort to reduce the Common Council to seven members. Edlund needs to get a grip on reality. The last time anyone proposed reducing the number of aldermen in the […]

Laurel Walker in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel wrote a column about the unusual number of teacher retirees retiring and laments the loss of teaching quality. Among the school districts she mentions as having an unusual amount of retirements is the Waukesha School District. The Waukesha School District, in the community where I live, has more […]

I had to laugh tonight when someone during the public comment portion of tonight’s meeting read a comment from “Blue Collar Conservative” from the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel website. I can’t imagine why someone would place their trust in an anonymous comment at the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel enough that they would think the members of the […]

I find it very interesting that a member of the school board, Steve Edlund, also known as the “Blue Collar Conservative,” should demand representation for the town of Waukesha on the city of Waukesha’s Water Utility Commission. They have a separate water supply and will not be contributing to our pipeline’s costs (contrary to Edlund’s […]