Today’s nuclear chuckle
Want to get rid of Kim Jong un?
Start a rumor that he has dirt on the Hildabeast.
The Crazy Lady is Back!
How Do I Contain My Rage at the Patriarchy?
Another gem from — not The Onion — The Nation! “Rage gets a bad rap in bourgeois thought.” (How many real people, outside the Havens Center, really talk like that?) Maybe Archie Bunker was right all along. “Stifle yourself,” is the answer.
What we’re reading
Madison schools spend $10.4 million and the problem is worse
Madison’s public schools ballyhooed $10.4 million behavior education program ain’t workin’. After 3 years, African-American students are 10.3 times more likely than white students to be kicked out of school, up from 8 times more likely before. The whole idea of BEP was to reduce the disparity. Sometimes, reality intrudes on liberal fantasies. Schools must teach discipline. Allowing disruptive students to continue disrupting teaches the wrong lesson. (More here.)
Why did it fail? Because “We underestimated what it takes to shift adult [i.e., the teachers] beliefs and values, shaping or reshaping mindset to be one that is more progressive and restorative in nature,” she said.”
In other words, Madison’s unionized teachers aren’t progressive enough!!!
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Tag Archives: Police
Did we say the worm has turned? (Oh yes we did!) Madison alders and their enablers are turning away from harassing Police Chief Mike Koval, suspending the micro-managing and second-guessing of his sworn police officers, and toning down accusations of … Continue reading
The War on Cops is real. The victims of this war are more black men slaughtered on the mean streets of America as police pull back, hunker down, drive on by. It’s called the Ferguson Effect and it is being … Continue reading
Few recent crime stories have been as compelling or infuriating as the early Tuesday morning burglary/homicide at the Culver’s restaurant off the Beltline, an eatery that thousands of Madisonians frequent, including this bloggeur. That, alone, brings it home to much … Continue reading
“These acts of graciousness go a very long way of giving us a booster shot and we certainly need it.” — Police Chief Mike Koval photos and video by Norm Sannes You know, when we sit at the greeting table and shake … Continue reading
We publish this in recognition of national police week, May 14-20. At noon on Friday, May 19, the 27th Annual Wisconsin Law Enforcement Memorial Ceremony will take place on the Wisconsin Law Enforcement Memorial site at the State Capitol grounds, corner … Continue reading
Congratulations, people! We did it! A rare victory! Your e-mails, your comments and your testimony persuaded the Madison Common Council to do the right thing and recompense Police Chief Koval for all of the $21,953 he ran up defending himself … Continue reading