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

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

Racine Journal Times Shames Itself, Insults Readers

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For the second time in a week, the Journal Times of Racine, WI has shamed itself through bad journalism and insulted its readers by arrogantly wagging its finger at us about a single fact we’ve used among many, while refusing to print … Continued

The Time Has Come (Again) For Caledonia

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WE’VE BEEN TOLD NO BEFORE In 1842 the Town of Caledonia was established after it had grown beyond a few farms to an actual community. Governor Doty of the Wisconsin Territory signed into law the creation of what would one … Continued

Why Does the Left Want to Kill Public Education?

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ANSWERING A FALSE QUESTION Recently a community voice from Shorewood, WI asked why the political right seems so intent on ending public education? This article is a response to his own. Wisconsin is the epicenter of public sector reforms and the heaven (or hell, … Continued