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Walker's teacher licensing program is a bad idea and another attack on unions

Published Jan. 27, 2015

The "Scott Walker thing" in question is the plan our governor is putting in his budget to allow people with "real-life experience" to become licensed public school teachers, potentially without even a lick of training, student teaching, or other assurance that those people know a single thing about teaching. It's easy to guess why Walker is proposing such a thing -- I'll get to that in a minute -- but let me explain why I agree with my student teacher that it's a terrible idea.

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Blaming students the wrong approach to meaningful school reform

Published Jan. 11, 2015

Meaningful school reform can't be achieved by nibbling around the edges or blaming students because they come from troubled households. Real reform can come about when it's big idea, like the concept that hard work by students will result in success.

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A "recovery district" won't be magic

Published Jan. 6, 2015

Milwaukee's children, especially poor minority children, start school behind their white suburban peers, fall further behind over the years, and by the time they graduate, if they do, still end up in remedial college classes at a depressingly high rate. These are the facts, and they're true across all Milwaukee's sectors, they're true generally of urban poor children across the country, and they will be true of any Milwaukee "recovery district."

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Italian ambassador visits MPS, MAM and ICC today

Published Dec. 1, 2014

When Italian ambassador to the United States Claudio Bisogniero steps out into the frigid Milwaukee sunlight today, he'll have a busy day ahead of him. Bisogniero will visit MPS, MAM and the ICC today as part of a tour of Midwestern states.

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MTEA Stiffs the Kids

The Milwaukee Teachers Education Association  (MTEA) has voted  52% to 48% n against offering  to make contributions to teacher pensions that could have saved the jobs of about 200 teachers.   The lay-offs  are the result of a reduction of  $80 million in  ...


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