Tag Archives: Wisconsin

Public Schools are Already Accountable

With all this talk of accountability in the air, one would think that public schools were void of checks and balances, that teachers had free reign. That could not be further from the truth. Since the start of the school … Continue reading

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Ready, Set, Bargain!

Approximately 250 people filled the McDaniels Auditorium in the Madison Metropolitan School District (MMSD) Administration building last Thursday night to advocate for the teachers’ right to a place at the bargaining table. Thirty people signed up to speak, including Representative … Continue reading

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Respect for Workers Means a Place at the Table

As the MTI red and AFSCME green packed the meeting room and the halls of the MMSD Administration Building Monday night, I couldn’t help but think that we’d been here before. The budget was on the work committee’s agenda, but … Continue reading

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~ Unity, Commitment, Action ~

PRESS RELEASE – FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE FLORES TO RUN FOR MADISON SCHOOL BOARD, SEAT 6 City of Madison firefighter and paramedic, Michael Flores, has announced his candidacy for next spring’s MMSD Board of Education election. Flores seeks to fill the … Continue reading

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Route 31 to Owl Creek – Worth the Wait

Author’s Note: this article was written by Karen Vieth and Susan De Vos for Madison Commons. While it has become rather standard practice for Metro to tweak its routing and scheduling every year around the end of August, the changes … Continue reading

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Union Women Step Up with a Boost from Emerge

Saturday, July 20th marked the graduation of the Emerge Wisconsin Class of 2013. With unparalleled confidence and eagerness, eight women of labor took an important step forward for their unions and the state of Wisconsin. As State Representative Melissa Sargent (EmergeWI, … Continue reading

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Teach-in Rally: The Future of Education in Wisconsin

Yesterday, as the Senators were inside the Capitol debating the budget, public education supporters stood in solidarity outside our State Capitol and hosted a teach-in. Thank you to our knowledgeable and passionate speakers: Bringman, Sara Carstensen, Carol Chern, Laura Coyne, … Continue reading

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