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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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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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The Milwaukee Observatory Opens in South Shore Park This Saturday

The Milwaukee Observatory, an inspiring museum in the park and Milwaukee History Experience created by Bay View High School and Bradley Tech High School students, will be open to the public on Saturday, August 10. Located within South Shore Park in Bay View, The Observatory inspires visitors and ...

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