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Wednesday, March 18, 2009
Technically, it doesn’t sound like a push poll. But at least one person who picked up the phone said the simple questions about Milwaukee Public Schools made her “uncomfortable.” The survey-taker asked three questions: How would you rate Milwaukee Public Schools; do you hold current school board members...
Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Hardin’s district will have a new MPS board representative

Voters in the city’s North Side and Riverwest neighborhoods will have a chance on April 7 to elect a new representative to the Milwaukee Public Schools (MPS) board of directors. The Fourth District’s longtime MPS board representative, Charlene Hardin, is not on the ballot. The challengers, Michael Mathias and...
Wednesday, Feb. 11, 2009

State Superintendent Candidates’ Visions for MPS Primary election is Tuesday, Feb. 17

Although turnout is traditionally low for primary races for nonpartisan offices, there are very good reasons why Milwaukee voters should care about the primary election for state Superintendent of Public Instruction on Tuesday, Feb. 17. The five candidates vying to head the state Department of Public Instruction (DPI)...
Wednesday, Feb. 4, 2009

School-Reform Push Poll Masquerading as Truth

If you’ve donated to the Advocates for Student Achievement (ASA), you should ask for your money back. The pro-voucher “reform” group commissioned a poll on voters’ attitudes before Milwaukee Public Schools board members face voters in April. But the poll, which ASA leaders are presenting as scientific, is anything...
Wednesday, Feb. 4, 2009

Obama critics advocate the same policies that created this disaster

Albert Einstein realized that the definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results. Clearly, the conservative critics of President Barack Obama’s stimulus plan are no Einsteins. Republicans continue to argue for ex- President-Bush-type tax cuts—tax cuts for the wealthy.
Wednesday, Dec. 10, 2008

Driver’s education and legal assistance will help

If you’re a teenager in the city of Milwaukee, your odds of having a valid driver’s license are pretty slim. According to new research, only 29% of 16- and 17-year-olds in the city had either a probationary license or temporary permit. Those numbers drop to 10% in inner-city Milwaukee neighborhoods.
Wednesday, Oct. 1, 2008

Plus Heroes and Jerks of the Week

Voters in the First Congressional District have the chance to elect a highly qualified representative, Democrat Marge Krupp, on Nov. 4. Krupp has an interesting background as a chemical engineer and businesswoman, is an active campaigner, and is a good match for the values of Southeastern Wisconsin...
Thursday, Sept. 25, 2008
The plot against Milwaukee Public Schools thickens. Adding to the intrigue, this time double agents are involved. Just a few weeks ago, the Metropolitan Milwaukee Association of Commerce (MMAC) began holding secret meetings with community power brokers to discuss an outside takeover of city schools.
Wednesday, Aug. 27, 2008
In 1999, a plan for Milwaukee Public Schools was put together behind closed doors by the office of Mayor John Norquist and the Metropolitan Milwaukee Association of Commerce (MMAC). The plan was presented publicly by the water boys of the mayor and the MMAC, who had been elected to the Milwaukee School Board with their political support.
Wednesday, Aug. 13, 2008

Plus Winners and Jerks of the Week

The years-long battle to stop the expansion of We Energies’ coal plant in Oak Creek may have come to an end last week, when the utility and environmental groups agreed to settle their differences. Instead of continuing their legal challenge to the plant—which is scheduled to be fired up in 2009—Clean Wisconsin...

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