Monthly Archives: October 2010

Ten Thoughts After Watching “Waiting for Superman”

1.   The film never says if we want better schools, we have to pay more. Consider how much it would cost just to fix up the physical plants of the inner city schools featured in the film.  The film evades … Continue reading

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More on Virtual Schools

Susan Troller has an article in the Cap Times about the contrasting approaches to virtual schooling adopted by the Middleton and McFarland School Districts.  The article quotes me, and cites my previous blog post on the McFarland virtual school, to … Continue reading

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The Backstory on the West High Protest

(Note:  I am updating this post as errors are pointed out.  For example, I initially wrote that meetings with high school department chairs and the TAG Advisory Committee took place last Wednesday, October 13.  The meetings actually took place on … Continue reading

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$12 an Hour for Teachers, $1.7 Million a Year for the Teachers’ Boss: Your Property Tax Dollars at Work in McFarland

We received the Open Enrollment numbers for this year and they provide much grist for thought.  My first reaction is prompted by the fact that 158 MMSD students have open enrolled in the McFarland School District.  Since we have to … Continue reading

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Updates and Random Scraps

Here’s a miscellany on a grab-bag of topics: My last blog entry described why I thought the expansion of TID 32 to include the Edgewater project was a bad deal for the school district, and for taxpayers generally.  Other School … Continue reading

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