Madison school(s) teaching ‘no cops in schools’

More Tales from the Frontlines!

Black Lives Matter propaganda on February’s curriculum

Hey kids! Get your Black Lives Matter tee-shirts.
Make your checks out to Madison Teachers Inc.!

BLM madisonParents of Hamilton middle school students are being encouraged to participate in a Black Lives Matter teach-in that demands No Cops in School. The message those parents received this week infers that the effort is school district wide.

BLM kidsThey’re even hawking tee-shirts sold by the teachers union!

Along with other schools in Madison, VHMS is participating in the Black Lives Matter at School Week of Action Feb. 4-7. You will be hearing more about activities planned for the week. For now, we are offering families the opportunity to buy the Black Lives Matter at School Week of Action t-shirt that MMSD staff all over Madison will also have for the Week of Action.

Hamilton school BLM

One of Black Lives Matter four stated goals is “Fund counselors, Not cops.”

Police Chief Mike Koval told the Policy Werkes:

It is best that MPD stay in our own lane and defer to curriculum choices that MMSD feels appropriate in providing for an engaged and well-rounded student. Certainly, I support having courageous conversations about topical issues of our day as educators strive to give all of our children the skills of discernment and critical thinking.

To that end, however, one of the bullet points that was on the flyer — “counselors not cops” — is an unfortunate dichotomy.  We would support more counselors AND cops in our schools as it is our belief that characterizations predicated on adversarial tones or couched as an ultimatum is unfair; cops and counselors can and do work collaboratively in achieving the best possible resolutions for our students.

BLM tee-shirtSchool-to-prison pipe dream

The Black Lives Matter website promulgates the familiar canard that racist schools are incarcerating innocent minority students — that the students have no agency over their own behavior.

In this era of mass incarceration, there is a school-to-prison-pipeline system that is more invested in locking up youth than unlocking their minds. That system uses harsh discipline policies that push Black students out of schools at disproportionate rates; denies students the right to learn about their own cultures and whitewashes the curriculum to exclude many of the struggles and contributions of Black people and other people of color.

Politics in Madison schools? As long as it’s liberal-progressive-socialist politics, certainly!

A civics class Tuesday at Madison West high school featured Michael Moore’s tendentious agitprop, Bowling for Columbine. 

Update from the school to prison pipeline

An 11-year-old boy was stabbed in the back with a pair of scissors Thursday by another 11-year-old boy, after they got into a fight at Sennett Middle School.

The boy with the scissors was taken to juvenile reception on a tentative charge of second-degree reckless endangerment. — from Capital Newspapers.

 

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45 Responses to Madison school(s) teaching ‘no cops in schools’

  1. As a former school district employee, I would bet that if any employee chose to wear an “All lives matter T shirt” they would be asked to remove it or face disciplinary action!

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  2. Gary L. Kriewald says:

    Even by Madison standards (and there are none lower) this kind of agit-prop staggers the imagination. I’d love to shadow a middle=school or high school student to see how much of this cop-hating, refugee-sanctifying liberal bullcrap they’re exposed to on a daily basis.

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  3. steve says:

    I wish that “1984” would again be fiction…….

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  4. Cornelius Gotchberg says:

    This is steaming BULL$#!T; aren’t teachers contractually disallowed from proselytizing students?

    They broke that vow when they took their charges to the screeching in the Key of Me Lefty Rotundas in early 2011, and now this.

    Start docking pay (AGAIN!) and putting notes in HR files!

    The Gotch

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    • richard lesiak says:

      Settle down gotch; remember your hyper-link is acting up.

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      • Cornelius Gotchberg says:

        Run along little man, the adults are having a discussion, and to no one’s surprise, youse have less than nothing to contribute.

        The Gotch

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        • richard lesiak says:

          Don’t try to dismiss me or my opinions you blow-hard crank.

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        • Cornelius Gotchberg says:

          @richard lesiak;

          “Don’t try to dismiss me or my opinions”

          Try?

          Anywho, asking me to ignore reality and a fact-based Universe is asking rather a lot, wouldn’t youse agree?

          “you blow-hard crank.”

          That was uncalled for, am I right?

          The Gotch

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        • AnonyBob says:

          At least Richard knows how to spell better than youse. Ironic, no?

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        • Cornelius Gotchberg says:

          @AnonyBob;

          Lemme get this straight; yer trumpeting @richard lesiak’s grammar and English language proficiency?

          Oh my Gunny Sacks (H/T @GOOD DOG HAPPY MAN); what do youse intend to do going forward now that you’ve voluntarily surrendered ALL yer credibility?

          The Gotch

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        • AnonyBob says:

          Richard also writes more clearly.

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        • Cornelius Gotchberg says:

          “Richard also writes more clearly.”

          Finding himself dug, by his own efforts, into a hysterically DEEP hole, @AnonyBob drops the shovel & brings in the backhoe.

          Priceless!!

          The Gotch

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  5. steve says:

    umm uh dribble ummhehs shoot i don kno i was tot in madsin skools nd tnk u pale peeps r js………

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  6. Tom Paine says:

    What about a week of celebration for Swedish-Americans, Nigerian-Americans,Brazilian-Americans, Belgium-Americans. Danish-Americans, Swiss-Americans, German-Americans,Polish-Americans, Russian-Americans, Czech-Americans, Holstein-Americans; Buffalo-Americans—- etc….

    Oops. Ran out of weeks and we don’t want to treat some hyphenated-Americans UNEQUALLY and show our subconscious bias, racism, etc.

    Of course we can’t be race-blind. Indian-Americans are at top of the hierarchy. They even have a special Indian Healthcare Service. Why not Swiss-American Healthcare Service, or an Italian-American Healthcare Service, or a Portuguese-American Healthcare Service? All bow to them and their casinos. Hoka Hey….Forget T-shirts. Long past the time to sell self-flagellation tools and start self-flagellation classes for the insensitive.

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    • richard lesiak says:

      How about more teachers and smaller class size so things are more under control

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      • Cornelius Gotchberg says:

        @richard lesiak;

        “How about more teachers and smaller class size so things are more under control”

        Positively brilliant!! The Fat Slob Union Thugacracy would LUV it, they could use the increased revenue to buy more More MORE XXXXXXXL (yet inexplicably still skin-tight) t-shirts.

        Unlike youse, and everyone else that slobbers that pie(donut?)-in-the-sky pipedream, I even have a plan to fund it.

        We simply reallocate an infinitesimal portion of the absolutely mindboggling amount of resources the U.S. spends every year on a Science we’ve been repeatedly told is Settled, which would be the Global Warming That’s Here And Worse Than The Models Predicted

        Along with that, have the Lefty media shift their attention away from pushing the Climate Catastrophe (or whatever they’re calling it these days) and assist the increased number of educators that would advocate/emphasize fact-based reality critical/creative/problem solving thinking skills/focused hard work/personal responsibility/deferred gratification in education, instead of Victimology/Environmental Justice/Bitterness-Destined-For-A-Life-Of-Dependency Studies.

        It would be (to lift a poignant reference from my pal @Batman): a Manhattan Project type of effort; one that’s LONG overdue!

        The Gotch

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        • richard lesiak says:

          Nonsense. We are talking Madison Wisconsin; not world wide climate change. Unlike your pie in the sky (plan?) How about we simply pass an amendment here in our state to automatically take 1/2 of all lottery revenue and ear-mark it for schools. Throwing it into the general fund to be pi$$ed away would stop. Or; round up gas prices. Point 9 is nonsense. Round up, take the lousy 1/10th of a penny and give it to schools. I understand your point about climate change money, but you never just get to the point. You always start ranting and half of your post is a long list of /////////////// that is meaningless. Walker broke the unions so how would more teachers and smaller classes give them this great windfall you speak of.

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        • Cornelius Gotchberg says:

          @richard lesiak;

          “how would more teachers and smaller classes give them this great windfall you speak of.”

          Oh My-Mercy me-n-Oy Gevalt! Where to start?

          Let’s end this mercifully:

          “how would more teachers and smaller classes give them the great windfall of which youse speak.

          The Gotch

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        • Sprocket says:

          It’s worth noting in this argument that Wisconsin spends around $11,000 per student and MMSD spends around $14,000 per student. This puts us on par with such third world hell holes as Switzerland, Norway, Denmark and Iceland. We spend more than enough on education. The problem is not a lack of money. The problem is incompetence, graft and sabotage.

          As evidenced by the embrace of BLM, our children are being educated by people who see our society as evil construct that needs to be destroyed. Is it surprising they fail to produce students that will be successful in a society that they hate?

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        • Cornelius Gotchberg says:

          @richard lesiak;

          ”Walker broke the unions”

          He did?

          Is that a fact…?

          Do the racist t-shirt sellers know that?

          What is MTI again?

          And do they know they are/have been broken, or are youse merely offering up laughably lame, weakly weepy Lefty-slobbered talking points you’ve swallowed whole and discharged reverse peristaltically?

          The Gotch

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      • Kevin Wymore says:

        According to public data for Sherman Middle School — one local school in the news this year, the student:teacher ratio is 11:1. In my book, an adult teacher should be able to control 11 students. Let’s try to apply facts here, Richard, not teacher union talking points. Thanks.

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        • richard lesiak says:

          According to public data Milw Co. is 17:1 with some schools going into the low 20’s:1. Cherry picking one middle school in beautiful Dane Co doesn’t give a complete picture.

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        • Cornelius Gotchberg says:

          @richard lesiak;

          Take some more ritalin and check the subject that’s being discussed by the adults here.

          Youse should discover that what’s being discussed is MADISON public schools AND that holding up democrat $#!thole Milwaukee and its public schools, decimated by the teachers unions and over 50 years of democrat control, does little to bolster yer argument, whatever the hell that happens to be.

          The Gotch

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        • Cornelius Gotchberg says:

          @richard lesiak;

          Curious; is the reason yer holding Milwaukee up as a sterling example of a public school system’s…um…results (such as they are) because yer unconfirmed-and-likely-made-up-for-the-attention Walker voting/letter writer lives there?

          Because THAT’S the ONLY way any of it makes sense, am I right?

          The Gotch

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        • Sprocket says:

          What’s astonishing is Milwaukee schools have a budget of nearly $1.2 Billion. They spend $14400 per student, slightly more than cherry picked schools in beautiful Dane county. Of course the only cure for these under performing institutions is give them more money. Just imagine how much failure $1.3 Billion could buy!

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    • madisonexpat says:

      Because tribalism works so well in the Third World.

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      • Sprocket says:

        Embrace it. What plans do you think the identitarian left has for you, your family, your nation and culture given that they believe all those to be inherently evil? Would you consider anything other than total elimination for people you literally believed to be fascists? Only one side is going to be left standing at the end of this era of American history. Hope is not a plan, the left has proven a willingness to get their hands dirty, I suggest we do the same.

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    • Gary L. Kriewald says:

      Nigerian-Americans and Brazilian-Americans, yes. All the others, no.

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  7. Batman says:

    More counselors?
    Nice idea of course, but there will never be enough of them to compensate for irresponsible reckless procreation by selfish young people that have no business multiplying but expect society to become the parents of their offspring so they do not have to.

    And that’s a wrap!

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    • richard lesiak says:

      If your speaking of my post it said “teachers”. Unwrap your reading skills.

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      • Tom Paine says:

        Sorry. After over 3 decades in the classroom, smaller classes and greater $$ spent on teacher remuneration/benes, ( 80% of district expenses) would have negligible impact on outcomes or school culture…

        Zero Tolerance policies , in the main, are effective. That is an empirical experience.

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      • Batman says:

        fake name wrote:
        “If your speaking of my post it said ‘teachers’. Unwrap your reading skills.”

        “One of Black Lives Matter four stated goals is “Fund counselors, Not cops.’ ”

        “To that end, however, one of the bullet points that was on the flyer — “counselors not cops” — is an unfortunate dichotomy. We would support more counselors AND cops in our schools as it is our belief that characterizations predicated on adversarial tones or couched as an ultimatum is unfair; cops and counselors can and do work collaboratively in achieving the best possible resolutions for our students.”

        My comment above is in reference to these quotes from Dave’s OP.

        Word on the street is that you are on your fourth counselor with unsatisfactory results.

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        • Cornelius Gotchberg says:

          @Batman;

          “Word on the street is that you are on your fourth counselor with unsatisfactory results.”

          Heh! @richard lesiak’s needs haven’t been met.

          The Gotch

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  8. Vernal Bronson Sr says:

    When bad behavior is excused/explained away and no consequences administered, what is the incentive to change it??? NONE. This liberal attitude has been around Madison for as long as I can remember and look how things have regressed. There is no racism involved here, just attitude and behavior. Racism is always brought into the picture as an excuse and everybody backs off. It works…. When something works, why change. The cycle goes on and on and in the end, it’s the cops fault. I would be willing to bet that if no police were in schools, fights would be a daily activity Violent behavior would escalate faster than it does now. Police have become a target I would be willing to bet that if the police took an entire day off, most people would be locked inside their home, afraid to venture out. The criminals would be out in full force, victimizing anyone out and about. What was yours would be just that, WAS.
    Now, what was your argument??? If you think before you speak, you don’t have one!!.

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  9. Bill Everley says:

    So tell us, David, IF you manage to get elected to the Board of Education, do you think YOU can prevent stuff like this? And, if so, HOW?

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  10. Gary L. Kriewald says:

    Overheard during a math lesson in a Madison public school.

    Teacher: “Today, boys and girls, we’re going to apply the formula ‘From each according to his ability, to each according to his needs’ to the following problem. Ethan owns an apple orchard. He spent the entire summer tending his orchard. At the end of the season, he harvested 20 bushels of apples. Jamal spent the summer jacking cars and getting three of his girlfriends pregnant. How many bushels of apples should Ethan be forced to give Jamal so that everybody can be equal and happy?”

    Bonus question: True or False? Ethan should be forced to give Jamal ALL his apples because Jamal’s great, great, great grandparents were slaves.”

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  11. Batman says:

    “What’s astonishing is Milwaukee schools have a budget of nearly $1.2 Billion. They spend $14400 per student,”

    And yet some of those schools are considered learn-free zones.

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