June 3, 2006
"Layoffs begin for schools" is the headline in the Cap Times. Forty-one teaching posiitons will be cut in the Madison school district. A story repeated in every school district in Wisconsin. Is this because Madison schools have a surplus of teachers? C'mon. We know why. The Lobbyist's Legislature always has enough scratch to give tax breaks to corporations or outright grants but won't take care of the needs of our next generation. Shame on them, and shame on us for not raising more hell.
The dumbing-down of our citizens continues. The efforts to privatize our schools continues. Where is the leadership? Where is the great state University of Wisconsin? Has the idea held by La Follette of "this special place--Wisconsin" been abandoned? I fear it has.
Time to "hold them accountable" which happens to be Fighting Bob Fest's theme this year. If leaders won't lead, the people must!
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