Basketball has rules and penalties.
In answer to a question asked by Dylan Brogan of Isthmus, Blaska said he opposes dumbing down honors classes in the Madison public schools. Another excerpt (it’s < 2 minutes) from the Madison school board candidates debate sponsored by Simpson Street Free Press 03-17-22 featuring your write-in candidate for Seat #4:
“My platform is restoring discipline in Madison’s schools. Mathematics is a discipline. … The NCAA basketball tournament is going on right now. Basketball is a discipline; it has rules and penalties. Only the best get invited to the tournament: players who can play together, follow the coaches’ coaching, follow the rules — otherwise they take a seat on the bench.
( → Shooting 2 of 22 from 3-point range! Isaac Lindsey? That gets the Werkes three-exclamation point (!!!) wail of despair! But that Brad Davidson is scrap iron! A real fighter!)
“We’ve undermined discipline,” Blaska says in the debate. “That serves nobody. It undermines the teacher and education itself … Discipline is not hitting kids with a hickory stick, discipline is stick-to-it-iveness. Discipline is finishing assignments, listening to the teacher, coming to school on time, resolving disputes peaceably.”
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Platinum subscriber The Gotch reminds your write-in candidate for Madison school board seat #4:
After the 2019 election, you made a $50 bet with Muldrow that there would continue to be a net departure/out-migration of students from the MMSD. Any figures for that, and has she paid up?
MMSD enrollment is down 817 in three years. Alternatives — other public schools through the Open Enrollment program or private school enrollment (whether through school choice or not) amounted to 5,239 in 2020-21 compared to 4,988 in 2017-18.
|Open Enrollment||Private school enrollment|
|transfers from Madison to other public schools||2020-21: 4,342|
|2020-21: minus 897 for minus $7.1 million||2017-18: 4,184|
|2019-20: minus 795 for minus $6.2 million||MMSD enrollment|
|2018-19: minus 781 for minus $5.7 million||2020-21: 26,151|
|2017-18: minus 804 for minus $5.7 million||2017-18: 26,968|
Intimidation drives policy in Madison public schools
After Ali Muldrow accuses police of “criminalizing students” her challenger points out two kids beat an autistic kid so badly he needs dental surgery. Blaska asks the school board president if she blames police for the poor kid’s beat down. Two minutes:
Blaska’s Bottom Line: Or is sacrificing discipline in the name of “Equity” nothing more than “a wedge issue”as Scott Milfred of the WI State Journal contends?
Aside from “Equity”
what other dog whistles do Woke progressives have?