On Evidence suggests voucher expansion won’t lift education
Well said, Karl!
On Budget undergoes crushing changes while you slept
RAF: Boy, that was a general statement, not bringing in context of war, etc. Take it easy, bill. Rep. Jorgensen: Excellent summary. If they have to pass it in the night, they are not proud of it, or fear repercussions. Keep up your great efforts, Andy!
On Does secrecy at state Capitol bother you?
garyprimer: Right. The Obama Hatred montra grows old. And it bugs them when Dems bring up Bush 43. Anyway, to answer Greg's headlining question: Yes. It bugs me. I believe Wisconsin citizens are better than their leaders,(especially the current leadership).
On Republicans approve $650 million income tax cut
Oh, and vouchers don't work, so why increase voucher spending? Public schools in Wisconsin do work, on the whole. Check the numbers. The third largest 'school district' in this state is the Milwaukee/Racine voucher program. So increase it? Take taxpayer money from Janesville to pay for a failing system? Voucher and private schools don't even have to meet accountability testing, though they receive PUBLIC funds. What is there to hide? This about Walker/Republicans award to ALEC, Amway, and other organizations that want to privatize schools for profit...and it won't work. But political donations sure look good in the campaign coffers of Walker/Repubs.
dustyd: Perfectly said. Regarding the state tax cut: This is just a 'Bush tax cut' circa 2003. The Wisconsin economy will not survive on austerity alone. Hang for an even crazier ride.
On Tea party vs. old guard in GOP Senate rift
Fight, fight, fight....this is fun.
On Milton School Board talks compromise on teacher health insurance
"In other" geez.
neweyes: Good points. Though, teachers are paid based on the systems in place, not by employer control either. Another words, they are forced to settle together, formal union or not. The money is usually distributed from single amounts across the workers. They are trying to the best they can do from the lump they all must share.Also, I wish I knew more about why health care costs go up...not usually discussed in the public realm. Nice to know why health care costs/increases are justified.
On Milton school staff morale at ‘all-time low’ over plan, teachers say
916WI: Union states do better than right to work states. Simple. You can call them toxic, et. al. But I bet you've never been a good one. What states receive the most federal dollars for programs that impact the the poor, uninsured and unemployed? Red ones...many right-to-work states. Pay workers a livable wage and benefits and the economy prospers. It is only resented when times are tough.
Interesting that to make an argument, lovemycountry posts actual numbers from a website, public and free. Being friends and acquaintances with some of those mentioned, would lovemycountry share his/her personal insurance/compensation? Let us compare. Some of these teachers teach summer school. Was this counted in the contracted amounts? What educational levels, training and experience have these valuable employees attained? After all, they are educational professionals, all mentioned with masters and beyond training.My spouse is losing much of her cash option, in which she is paid a small amount to not take the school insurance. This is proposed to be cut. Lastly, what is wrong with the private sector? For those struggling, keep at it. For those benefiting, how well are the profits working their ways to management and workers? I hope the private sector and our "great" Gov can bring back such great compensation, if they can get their economic act together.
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