Madison schools want input

Keep it clean, people!

Madison’s public schools want your input. So they say. The school district wants “your ideas about how MMSD can meet the three goals outlined in the Strategic Framework … and better understand your needs and concerns.” Understand that the district’s core values are all about “racial equity and social justice.” Buzz buzz buzz! In so many words:

A “core value” of Madison’s public schools is to “take responsibility for the ways that our current policies and practices serve to reproduce inequities, and we will take action to close the gaps in opportunity that lead to racialized outcomes for children and youth of color.”

Not just children but also Youth of Color! Not that Madison public schools are teaching CRT. Oh, no! As the Wisconsin State Journal repeats with the regularity of a Dulcolax user:

Critical race theory is a decades-old academic framework used to understand how racism has affected laws and institutions. The concept has become a primary campaign talking point among conservatives trying to galvanize their base and drive school board recalls.

The first dog and pony show is later today:

  • Wednesday, June 1 • 6:30 – 7:30 p.m., Memorial High School library, 201 South Gammon Road

  • Thursday, June 2 • 6:30 – 7:30 p.m., La Follette High School, room C17, 702 Pflaum Road

  • Wednesday, June 8 • 6:30 – 7:30 p.m., virtual session via Zoom.

See if you can slip in a few common sense solutions, such as:

  • Ban cellphones in the classroom.
  • Return school resource police officers.
  • Abolish Jennifer Cheatham’s Behavior Education Plan.
  • Demand results of restorative justice, now in its eighth year. Is it working?
  • Put teachers back in control of their classrooms, principals back in control of their schools.
  • Remove disruptive students.
  • Quit teaching that minority race kids are victims and that some kids succeed only because of white privilege (aka: CRT).
  • Build more charter schools.
  • Quit stonewalling the public’s freedom of information requests.

Blaska’s Bottom Line: Report back to the Werkes on your responses, if any. Or take a bicycle ride. Bonnie Roe attended the very first session in May and said “The opportunity for input was pretty limited.”

How’s your garden doing? We want input! 

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9 Responses to Madison schools want input

  1. “Madison schools want input”

    Here’s the Madison School boards idea of getting “input” from the public; first and foremost “Conservatives are wrong; thus ends Liberal/progressive critical thinking”, so then the public exercise becomes to present a facade and publicly pretend to listen to opposing points of view, then ignore those opposing points of view because they’ve already made up their minds and those who oppose their point of view are obviously wrong. It’s a political game, they currently have the reigns of power and you’re a ignorant peasant if you disagree with them.

    That said…

    Play the game, be rhetorically forceful, fully participate in the process and let your voices be heard even when the foolish social justice warriors on the board paste on their condescending little patronizing smile and completely ignore you!


  2. David’s common sense solutions are a great starting point.

    An additional point is to make absolutely sure that Madison public schools are NOT soft targets.


  3. Ian says:

    They keep saying they want input. Apparently, they haven’t heard what they want to hear, otherwise, why would they keep asking? This board is a joke, including the new members.

    If this cabal was on the board of directors of any company, they’d soon be standing in line waiting for “Evers Bucks”.

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  4. One eye says:

    From the Strategic Framework:

    “amplifying the voices of those who have been historically marginalized”

    i.e., the shitheads have the biggest say. It’s hopeless … get your kids out of MMSD at all costs!

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  5. Kooter says:

    Instead of “teaching the kids readin’, writin’, ‘rithmetic and some of that stemmy stuff”, its equity, inclusion and social justice. Pretty much says it there.


  6. Cornelius_Gotchberg says:

    “How’s your garden doing?”

    Thought you’d never ask; despite the record setting late spring (never waited ’til June for Peonies), vegetable plants are getting planted, staked, trellised, & caged, with ~ 28 starts still hardening off on the porch.

    The Owner/Proprietor of the Gotchberg Organic Gardens And Lefty Conversion Therapy Emporium fell among certifiable Tomatophiles during the off-season; their voluminous Seed Exchange Program was an experience wonderful to tell, and has helped him dial it up another few notches.

    To wit–might end up with 30, mostly eclectic, different cultivars, including (but not limited to):
    Guido Heirloom, Ernie’s Plump, Ananas Noire, Marzano Fire, Sheboygan & Greenbush Italian Heirlooms (WESconsin originals!), Box Car Willie, Yaqui Hybrid, Inzhir Rozovyi, Jersey Devil, Opalka Heirloom, Giant Garden Paste, and many more.

    Newcomer Jefferson Giant (named after the Slave-Owner himself) should, along with planting the insensitively named Gypsy Hybrid Pepper, have him in Lefty’s sights for the duration.

    All that, with ten (10) varieties of Sweet Peppers, two (2) of Cukes, four of (4) Kale, two (2) of Zukes, Watham Butternut Squash, Joy Choi Pak Choi, Jericho Lettuce, & Herbs galore ought ensure soil under-the-nails til October.

    The Gotch

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  7. Bob says:

    MMSD wants your input on schools. City Engineering wants your input on road construction and other projects they are in charge of. Madison Metro wants your input on redesigning bus routes. From what I know of these public listening sessions they are just so they can say they listen to the public.The reality is they have been working on their plans behind closed doors for years and are not going to change them. I still remember the fight with City Engineering to save a 100 year old oak tree on private land. It took the whole community to save it. Maybe someday MMSD will figure out they are suppose to teach students reading, writing, math, social studies and science not on how to hate each other and more prison residents(inmates).

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  8. Balboa says:

    It’s a trap, if you give common sense input, they will note it and immediately report you to the DOJ as a domestic terrorist threat.

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  9. One eye says:

    I recommend MMSD put up giant “In this school, we believe…” signs

    The homeowner versions have been miracle cures for the problems that ailed elite white liberal neighborhoods. Why wouldn’t it work for schools too?


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