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Will parents be next to get school 'reformers' broom?
by Julie Woestehoff
October 4, 2010
Once Bill Gates, D. C. Supt. Michelle Rhee and the Waiting for Superman crowd are done drawing and quartering teachers, are they going to come after us parents?
After all, we're just the flip side of the same coin. What if, after all the millions of dollars that have been poured into marketing and movies promoting charter schools, turnaround companies, vouchers, mayors running the schools, etc., parents still refuse to play?
Will state cut school chief?
The Union (CA)
by David Mirhadi
August 25, 2004
McAteer fears loss of local control
A proposal to do away with nearly all of the state's 58 county school superintendents is, somewhat predictably, not too popular with Nevada County Superintendent of Schools Terry McAteer.
Will the Anti-Christ be Anti-Homeschool?
by Craig Treadwell
February 20, 2008
In 1925, the US Supreme Court declared that "the fundamental theory of liberty upon which all governments in this Union repose excludes any general power of the State to standardize its children by forcing them to accept instruction from public teachers.
The hard, tight-fisted knock at the door came on a Thursday morning. When Katherina Plett opened the door of her home in Paderborn, Germany, she found herself staring into the face of an undercover police woman. Little did Katherina know when she opened the door that secretly lurking nearby were German officers who would arrest her and raid her home! Katherina's crime? Homeschooling.
Will virtual school encroach upon homeschool?
Joplin Independent (MO)
by Missouri Representative Ed Emery
February 24, 2006
If you are a proponent of education and you follow legislative activity about education, you already may be aware of House Bill 1275 introduced by Representative Brian Baker.
HB 1275 requires the State Board of Education to establish a virtual school by July 1, 2007. Any student in kindergarten through grade 12 could enroll in this virtual classroom, regardless of where the student lives in Missouri. The participating student would be officially enrolled in the district of their residency. No opposition to HB 1275 was voiced in either the House or Senate committee hearings.
by Missouri Rep. Ed Emery
February 23, 2006
If you are a proponent of education and you follow legislative activity about education, you may be aware of House Bill 1275 introduced by Rep. Brian Baker. HB 1275 requires the State Board of Education to establish a virtual school by July 1, 2007.
Any student in kindergarten through grade 12 could enroll in this virtual classroom, regardless of where the student lives in Missouri. The participating student would be officially enrolled in the district of their residency. No opposition to HB 1275 was voiced in either the House or Senate committee hearings.
Wisconsin DoJ files brief with state Supreme Court to vacate Sumi ruling
by Ed Morrissey
May 27, 2011
Color the Wisconsin Department of Justice less than impressed with Maryann Sumi.
According to a brief filed today with the state Supreme Court, Judge Sumi made so many errors in her ruling that threw out the PEU reform passed by the state legislature that it amounts to "a fundamental denial of due process"...
Wisconsin Education Association Council advises teachers not to call in sick to protest in Madison
by Kathy Walsh Nufer and J.E. Espino
March 11, 2011
APPLETON -- It was to be another school day as usual for Fox Valley educators today, despite the furor in Madison over the state Legislature's action to put an end to collective bargaining.
So far, three buses will be departing Saturday morning from each of Appleton's public high schools and one bus will leave from Neenah. In recent weeks, Appleton had double its usual number of absences on one school day as teachers left to protest in Madison, and Freedom and Kimberly closed school for one day because of the large number of staff absences.
Wisconsin GOP Finds Way Around Fleebaggers; Senate Votes to Strip Bargaining Rights for Public Workers
by Doug Powers
March 9, 2011
Woody Allen once said that 80 percent of success is just showing up.
And if you're in the Wisconsin Senate, the other 20 percent is having a firm grasp on the rules in order to work around those who don't show up...
Wisconsin GOP senate leader to Dems: You're in contempt, so you can't vote anymore
March 14, 2011
This is the guy who not only held his caucus together under tremendous pressure, who not only signed the orders of contempt dispatching state police to hunt down the Fleebagger 14...
I bet the death threats he's getting these days are exquisite. In a sign that Republicans are still smarting from the exodus of Democrats during deliberations on the budget, Senate Majority Leader Scott Fitzgerald (R-Juneau) told his caucus on Monday that Democrats remain in contempt of the Senate. That means, he said, that Democrats can't vote on bills or amendments.
Wisconsin licensing board reviewing doctors' notes from protestors
February 23, 2011
Call it karma, just desserts, or schadenfreude.Â The cost to taxpayers of doctors' notes excusing Wisconsin teachers from work so that they don't get fired for illegally walking out on classes has been estimated at $6 million.
Meanwhile, those notes may not help some of the teachers keep their jobs anyway. If Democrats don't return to the state Senate by Friday, Governor Scott Walker will order layoffs from lists that districts have already been advised to prepare...
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