Sunday, December 11th, 2016

In case you missed it, Charlie Sykes of WTMJ-AM (48:30) discussed my article for Watchdog.org on how WEAC is joining the war on talk radio. Meanwhile, Jay Weber of WISN talked about my article on how the controversy over the Jesus Lunch will continue even after the school district’s lease of the park where the […]

State Senator Mike Ellis got himself a few friendly headlines with his opposition to the expansion of school choice. At the MacIver Institute’s web site, I take apart the whole “local control” argument and Ellis’ call for a referendum in every district that needs school choice. It’s especially disappointing when Republicans like Ellis, who have […]

A teacher in Kenosha wonders who will represent the teachers the district is laying off: So, who should I be angry with? I know that as a teacher, my union — WEAC — tells me I am supposed to blame Scott Walker, but I feel I must take a closer look at how my district […]

WEAC, the largest teachers union in the state of Wisconsin, has announced it will lay off 40% of their employees. Clearly what those WEAC employees need is a better union, someone who will stand up for their rights and demand the powerful, like Mary Bell, pay their fair share. How can the middle class white […]

The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reported the state’s largest teachers union is canceling their October convention. Parents everywhere in Wisconsin are rejoicing even as the little rugrats will be disappointed by the cancelation of the October vacation days. I blame the MacIver Institute. WEAC was probably afraid Bill Osmulski will take attendance again, as he did […]

The MacIver News Service contacted school districts around the state that had been closed by the teacher walkouts to ask what they have been hearing from the public. The response has mostly been favorable to Governor Scott Walker and very negative towards the teachers unions. Freedom Area School District canceled classes Friday after 106 of […]

The President of WEAC told her members that everyone should come to Madison, and the union members are responding, shutting down the schools in the Madison, DeForest-Brooklyn and Oregon school districts. The state’s largest teachers union Wednesday night called on all 98,000 of its members to attend rallies in Madison Thursday and Friday, which led […]

After today’s action by Madison East High School teachers to drag their students to the protest at the Capitol, it shouldn’t be surprising that Madison teachers will use kids as a weapon to try to stop Governor Scott Walker’s proposed budget repair bill. The Madison School District is making contingency plans to deal with a […]

From the National Right to Work Committee: Don’t forget that out of the estimated 3.3 million public school teachers nationwide, teachers unions were expecting about 160,000 layoffs this year — just 4.8 percent of all teachers. 38.1 percent of those layoffs are centered in just three states: 9,000 in New Jersey, 16,000 in New York […]

The Legislative Audit Bureau has completed their study of Wisconsin’s public charter online schools, and the results are in: these schools are successful. As I wrote for the MacIver Institute this week, it’s time to celebrate their success by lifting the caps: Students enrolled in virtual schools exceeded their brick and mortar counterparts in reading […]