Category Archives: Madison schools

Thank you, all-powerful teachers union!

Now get your shine box! My journalism alma mater, The Capital Times, flatters itself that it speaks truth to power, that hoary old cliché. We’ll believe it when they stop kowtowing (beautiful word) to  the all-powerful teachers union, Madison Teachers … Continue reading

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Get your mind right at Madison public schools

Deep mindsets wanted! Two years of intimidation worked when Madison city and school officials last year (2020) expelled police from its four main public high schools. A good, progressive F-bombing of school board president Gloria Reyes at her private residence … Continue reading

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Chicago teachers going back, why not Madison’s?

Legislation to force teachers may be in the offing The Chicago Teachers Union is voting on returning to classrooms beginning as early as this week. Madison’s public schools? Not a budge. Blaska last week proposed withholding state aid for every day … Continue reading

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Who is running Madison’s schools? Chicken Little?

On-line classes canceled because of weather? What are we missing here? Madison’s public schools refuse to reopen its 52 school buildings for in-classroom teaching. They’ve been largely shuttered since last March. What teaching remains is conducted on-line, via computer. Madison is expecting … Continue reading

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Reopen Madison schools, the teachers union be damned

Who runs our public schools, anyway? Our favorite Madison morning daily newspaper, the Wisconsin State Journal, wants our public schools open for in-classroom teaching (and, often, learning). So do the kids. So do their parents. What’s the hold-up? The teachers union, … Continue reading

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Hoist the white flag over Madison schools

Did you screw up? Blame the pandemic! It’s the all-purpose scapegoat. Some blame coronavirus for the insurrection at the nation’s Capitol 01-06-21. Madison’s school board president blames the Wuhan woo woo for the “dearth of candidates” running in this spring’s … Continue reading

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