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

Superintendent Haws Hits the “Reply” Button… to the Wrong Parent

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POLITICKING ON SCHOOL GROUNDS On October 22nd, a parent/teacher meeting at Starbuck School for an engineering program hosted Michael Frontier, a school board member to discuss the pending referendum vote with parents and students. His appearance was accompanied by the distribution of two-sided flyers … 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

Military Bans Reps from Participating in Kids’ VBS Event

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It appears that local National Guard installations are forbidden from participating in public show-and-tell events at churches, even if it’s for children. When a small Baptist church in Carthage, Missouri requested the local National Guard participate in a weeklong “Rescue Squad” event with the … Continued

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