Welcome Back, Scott. Let’s Get To Work

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Our Wisconsin legislature has some great people. I often say that they passed prevailing wage reform, right to work legislation and recreated the 2015-16 budget despite the governor (who was running for president), not with him. But when Governor Walker was … Continued

The Village Board Is Fired. We Will Do It For Them.

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After this Monday’s village board vote rejecting a comprehensive feasibility study to create our own local school district, I was almost at a loss for words… It’s been a few days, so I’ve been able to gather my thoughts, reload, and I’m ready … Continued

Proof of Low Expectations: Civics Test is “Dangerous?!”

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The leadership in the GOP-dominated Wisconsin legislature has pushed forward a measure (AB 194) that would require high schools in the state to administer a civics test before handing them a diploma. The tests most often proposed are 100 questions long, and … Continued

Caledonia Should Decide Its Course, Not The Elite

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THEY SAID “YES” On April 7th, Caledonia voters approved a referendum question, “Should Caledonia pursue the creation of an independent school district?” It was the culmination of over 10 years of work by residents going back to 2002. The village board … Continued

Better Prepared, Experienced Gov Rick Perry Aims For Nod

  BETTER, NOT MERELY SECOND CHANCES Much has been made of his failed 2012 GOP nomination for President, but fmr. Texas Governor Rick Perry knows a thing or two about stumbling: it is almost a required process to achieve success, a rite of passage … Continued

Localize Government, Don’t Just Fight It

  Since the beginning of human government some 5,000+ years ago an “age of conscience” caused mankind to seek a way to bring about a civilized society among the masses. Before Sumerian city-states there were tribes and patriarchal rules and … Continued

Did RUSD Board Form A “Shadow” Committee?

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IF AT FIRST YOU DON’T SUCCEED… A few years after the last failed referendum of $85 million, the Racine Unified Board of Education decided to pursue their latest referendum drive – this time for $128 million. Their last three attempts have … Continued

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