Starting class on time? That’s so White!
“Everything you thought you knew about education is being redefined as racist in Madison Schools. During this workshop last week (03-2021), Madison schools teamed up with UW-Madison to root out anything they consider to be “white, western thought” and talk about how they’re replacing it.” From the MacIver Institute:
Madison school district ‘lost their minds’
Which is why Kaleem Caire’s One City Schools is thriving while Madison’s public schools are dying on the vine. Thanks to a $12 million grant from Pleasant Rowland, One City is buying a four-story building on the campus of WPS Insurance to teach K through 4. One City teaches primarily minority disadvantaged students. Mr. Caire told the Wisconsin State Journal: the building and charter expansion to operate a full-fledged 4K-12 school feels like “vindication” nearly a decade after a bitter battle to open a charter school failed.
In December 2011, the Madison School Board rejected chartering his proposed Madison Preparatory Academy, which the State Journal described as a “geared to low-income minority students in response to slow progress on closing Madison’s longstanding, yawning racial achievement gap.” Fortunately, Gov. Scott Walker and Republicans gave reformers like Caire a work-around to authorize charters independently of local school boards. The teachers union, Progressive Dane, and The Capital Times still oppose the measure.
“Just because it was a charter school, people just lost their minds,” Caire said of the Madison Prep debate. “To see where the community is now, we’ve gotten a lot more support.”
The University of Wisconsin System’s Office of Educational Opportunity has authorized One City to start teaching middle- and high-schoolers in the fall of 2022. The One City School day is 8:15 a.m. to 5 p.m. — over an hour longer than public school. (More here.)
⇒ And One City has been open for in-classroom teaching since SEPTEMBER!
Blaska’s Bottom Line: One school system is condemning its students to victimhood and the other is teaching victors.