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"department public instruction" Discussed on News Talk 1130 WISN

News Talk 1130 WISN

07:44 min | 2 months ago

"department public instruction" Discussed on News Talk 1130 WISN

"Show our news talk 11 30 w y esa. The only statewide election on the ballot tomorrow s state superintendent of public instruction For the last half century. These have been the easiest elections that Wisconsin to predict. Picked the lefty here. She always wins. And that's probably what's going to happen in the election tomorrow. But for the first time, there was a concern. Conservatives arrive word There is an alternative to the lefty candidate. Who has at least some chance. The reason I could tell that she has some chances that the lefties are an all out freak out mode. All of freak out mode means all sorts of money is coming in to support the lefty that I think they thought they weren't going to have to spend Joe under Leah's the lefty candidate. Superintendent of public instruction has traditionally been somebody who comes right out of the education establishment because the State Department public instruction basically overseas school district in the state. And they put in place some rules that apply to all schools meeting they try to harass private schools to provide competition to the public schools and the lefties want to keep that thing in place, and they don't want have ever anybody up there. That's going to tell them to do anything they don't want to do. Underlay is a long time lefty. She were so used to work for D P I, and she's now the superintendent in a district called Pack a tonic, which is off of Madison. What 35 more miles or so. She's the lefty candidate is she had this old horse by the Democratic Party, and she has about a tender one money advantage over the other candidate, Jeb Cur, curs, not a conservative. She's the former superintendent and brown dirt dear. I would describe her as a moderate. She is, however, somebody who's calling for reopening all of the schools in the state. She's got a balanced approach on private schools, as opposed to public schools, as opposed to under Lee. It's the public schools. And she is somebody who doesn't believe that we run the schools for the benefit of the teachers union. We run the schools for the benefit of the kids. Another special interest group came in with a last minute. Contribution well over six figures for July and early over the weekend, and that's happening because they obviously have concerned that cur is getting traction here. The reason the Kurd doesn't have as much money. As I said, When you've got an office like this Department of public instruction, the teachers union finds it more important to win that job than any other special interest group there. Is it a special interest group that looks out for taxpayers or special interest group that wants school accountability that those just don't exist. The teachers want to have their hack in there, and they've had one for 50 years. Again. The only way this ever changes is People who want to have accountability in the school's actually show up and vote for the correct candidate, which would be Deb cur. But that would mean you have to vote in the first place, which getting back to the theme of Today's program. How stupid are you if you don't understand. We are at a watershed election for many of these local races. And the one statewide race that we're here we have on the ballot. Well, it how stupid are you? The race for the state Court of Appeals. Second District. This is all of southeastern Wisconsin. It even runs up to the lake Winnebago area. Take a big rectangle for the southeastern corner of the state, but not Milwaukee. Cody. It is its own appeals court district. So virtually all of you if you don't live in Milwaukee County, but you're in southeastern Wisconsin, her in that district. Well, who should I vote for again? How stupid are you? Jeff Davis was appointed by Tony Evers. What do you think Tony Evers is gonna put on the state Court of Appeals is gonna put up the court of Appeals, a lefty. Shelly Grogan is the conservative. Some of these things sort of answer themselves. I've had 95 trillion people asked me. Who should I vote for that race? And I said Who did even support while I don't know. He was appointed one of them. No. Now you do. Neighbors put Jeff Davis on the bench. Shelly Grogan is the conservative alternative. Jeff Davis is running a campaign, saying ads trying to apply the Chili Grogan isn't conservative with Jeff isn't trying to do his claim that he's a conservative because Tony Evers would not put a conservative on the Wisconsin Court of Appeals for reasons that I think are rather obvious. Now, let's move forward here and let's move over to Hold it. From the beginning of the virus story. I have been complaining about people. Who have had agendas on both sides, right left whatever. Who have had agendas. And have allowed their agendas. The cloud Their discussions about a what is happening and be what should we do? I have cut slight slack to liberals who made mistakes early on. Because we didn't know the nature of the virus Early on. We had speculation and we had terrible projections from so called experts. We were polluted from the beginning by that jerk. Nile Ferguson Imperial College bottle Who came up with this ridiculous They overstated number of deaths and imply that there'd be body bags all over the country that there'll be carnage in all age groups. And this resulted in draconian lockdowns and restrictions of rights that never Would have been justified. Had we know that this was a very targeted virus that is dangerous for people with compromised conditions. What would be a glorified cold or flu for many others, and Asymptomatic for millions more. But again early on, we didn't really know. But many of the people who had agendas on both sides Have argued that they knew what was going to happen. And then when things were playing out, we're denying reality that was in front of them. We had a number of people who argued covet would be gone by June and July of last year. Was open to that argument myself. We had wave one of Colbert as you know. And for all we knew way of what was going to be the only wave. Wave. One was the one that started showing up in New York. New Orleans, China. February of last year, probably was around since October of 19, but we started knowing of it. February of last year and then went wild in March. April. But as we know was very concentrated in specific areas. We didn't have a first wave in Wisconsin. Our numbers are minuscule that the tide that New York's were out of control. And we saw those spike graphs whether you are in a state that still had roll numbers like Wisconsin or horribly high ones like New York. They spiked up, and then the spike gradually came down as we approach late, Sprague Many assumed that that was the end of covert, will we? No, No, it was it. We've seen the Colbert has had waves. There are people who I think simply have not from the beginning wanted to assess what is happening because they have allowed their biases their political viewpoints, and their agenda is to get in the way of observing what's happening..

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"department public instruction" Discussed on WTMJ 620

WTMJ 620

05:15 min | 3 months ago

"department public instruction" Discussed on WTMJ 620

"Black and Brown students for another five largest district across the state that Green Bay, Madison, Milwaukee, Kenosha and Racine and Kenosha is back about half time, but not every child is back to school full time. In your opinion, Do we spend enough on schools in Wisconsin? I liked. I would like us to take a look at the school finance situation. Um, just throwing money at something doesn't necessarily make it better. But I do believe equitable funding and advocate advocating for those schools who need just a little bit more. I think what we need to do, And so I want to take a look at their funding formula. It's been in place for 80 years. I was a teacher of school finance with my former business manager, and I know there's not that smart people out there that has some ideas how to make our funding formula better. Maybe doing awaited formula so that maybe some of our rural areas get more support and teacher salaries and other services that they may be can't get provided for Dr Deborah Kerr, my guest Wtmj this morning She's one of two candidates for the superintendent of public instruction in Wisconsin. So I want to play the comments of your opponent, Jill under Lee, who was also invited to come on the show, and I'm gonna have you respond. It's about 40 seconds long. We're gonna play that for you right now. When you think about it, we have to keep our kids safe as well as our staff safe. And so the criteria that go into that is can we keep our kids safe? This Gaff save Um, you look at facilities. You look at the age of buildings. You know, fresh air intake. For example, we look at the capacity of space kids out. My school district has given parents the option of in person or being entirely virtual. And parents seem to like that choice, but I get but not every school district have that choice. It needs to be a local decision made jointly with school boards. Um county or local health officials, teachers and union leaders and administrators and parents. And so that's what we did. Last summer we met and we developed our plan to re open and we made sure all the voices were heard. That was your opponent, Jill Under Lee. She's the super tender for the packet. Tanika School district, your opponent on April 6th. Your thoughts about what you just said. We're at a crisis point in our public schools. You know the state. My data reveals that we have defining enrollment all across the state. We have four and five year old Finnegan's students who are not showing up in virtual school program. Pieces are burning out. There's a teacher shortage, not to mention that parents achieved a stress workforce in a very infected economy, and they're supposed to be the future off how we're going to survive this pandemic. And so first of all, there have been schools all across, was passing that had been open since September, 1st. And so, ironically, those are all the white Students and classmates of our black and brown students who have all been in virtual. We are exactly baiting the inequities that we knew already existed by keeping our kids in virtual learning. The science of the data shows that we can safely open. And do it well. We can learn from our colleagues in the rural areas and all those stupid have opened all across the country since September. 1st. This is not rocket science. We need to come together and we open all of US schools. And last thing for you, the critics of your opponent says she's too closely tied to the current governor. And also to the teachers unions. Your response? I am beholden to kids. Families and teachers in that order. I am not beholden to the teachers union. I set up this bipartisan campaign approach to make sure that we can understand each other's perspective and unify around education. That's what we need to do to be successful because I want to create a world class education system. In Wisconsin. That's the highest performing in the country, and it's going to take us all working together and actually just started. One more. I'm gonna I'll ask your opponent if you decide to come on the show the same question. What letter grade? Would you give the educational system in Wisconsin pandemic or otherwise on how we educate our kids currently? Heard administration leadership of Tony Evers. School district across the state. What letter grade? Would you give? I could not winning right now. And we have so many achievement gaps isn't on the list of having worked the chief guest for 10 years between black and white students in the area of reading and nap, And so I would say it's a D at this point. I don't wanna take away all the great work. It's been done by our teachers and our school leaders across the state and across the country because they've been doing the best they can during this pandemic that we need to get back to business. Could have occurred. A candidate for the superintendent. Public instruction on April six. Always great to talk to you. Thank you, Steve. Have a great day. Us well, And as I said her opponent, Jill, under Lee, the super 10 of the Pentatonic, a school district also invited a couple requests out there so she would like to join the show more than happy to give her the same amount of time. Take quick break back with more of the show. If you'd like to weigh in on what the Candidate just said 85561616 20 back after this, thanks to the candidate for the superintendent position for the department public instruction that curve joining us Dr Democrat should say. Um, A Zay said her opponent was also Jill under.

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"department public instruction" Discussed on WTMJ 620

WTMJ 620

02:44 min | 3 months ago

"department public instruction" Discussed on WTMJ 620

"To the candidate for the superintendent addition for the department public instruction that curve joining us, Dr Deb Corrections say Um, A Zay said her opponent was also Jill under under Lee, who is the Superintendent Peck Botanical School District also invited and she's welcome to join the show. I always want to give that equal opportunity and I'd be curious and I forgot to ask the doctor this question. Her opponent was a critic of act 10 and I think for a lot of voters, that's a big deal now from the 414 area code quick text, I didn't vote for occur in the primary. From that interview. I'm leaning towards morning for now. Hope you get the other candidate as well. We always like to make that offer. And, you know, I'll just say this. One of the reasons I highlighted the pandemic and the back to school decision is because I think a lot of the arguments on this subject Is as I determine before species and it's really silly. What we all want kids go back to school. Absolutely. We forget, though, that there are some risks. Now we know that the risk have dwindled considerably with vaccines and people doing the right things when it comes to social, distancing and mask wearing And I think for the most part, even the CDC is saying we can get kids back in school. They are at low risk, but I think most school districts have made that choice with the approval of their school board. And you can. You can call out the governor. You can call the Legislature If you want. Whatever your target is, this is a local decision. You could put pressure on the locals and we've seen and I know this even in my own district where we have candidates who are now running on that soul issue. Which I would Would caution people. You could get fired up on on one issue, but when you pick people for a school board, it's more than one issue. Going forward. This is a hot button one. Obviously getting the kids back in school. This is a one in 100 years. Pandemic hopefully Last time 1918 we want more than 100 years. We have to figure these things out. But, you know, pointing fingers or casting blame on the governor or whoever On this issue is rather silly. This is a local School board decision, and I think most of those school board members are trying to do the right thing. Not gonna call him out. They were sent there to make their best decisions based on the knowledge and the science and all of that. And I have a hard time accepting the argument. They're doing things. Solely for self interest, because a lot of these folks are now facing challenges that probably are based more on this issue than their body of work as school board members just might take another quick break back with more than show smell.

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"department public instruction" Discussed on News Talk 1130 WISN

News Talk 1130 WISN

05:44 min | 5 months ago

"department public instruction" Discussed on News Talk 1130 WISN

"Welcome back to the program. State senator. See DNA's standing by on the phone with me to talk about, Let's actually to clear Rob. What I think is just appalling in flagrante misinformation about what the Senate did or did not do regarding the rescinding of Evers. Illegal seizure of emergency authority under statute 3 23 10. And what the Senate did or did not do regarding snap benefits. Steve nods. Welcome to the program. Senator. Thank you for coming on the show. Sure, Good afternoon before we get into you know, the I'd hesitate to call them lies because I'm not sure they were delivered at their and their lives. But before we get into that I do want to just touch and what I just had brought up on the program. That is. You have got local DHS, local health departments. Not even bothering to monitor not bothering to track whether or not students who have now been ordered home in many district's Whether or not they ever got covert 19 by going to school. And on top of that, you've got dp I So you know, nobody even is monitoring whether or not this made any sense to shut schools down. I don't think it did you good DP I not even monitoring Whether students who have been in this environment Failing their classes, and we know through some aggressive reporting by some parents that at least in Waukesha, kids are feeling their classes, so I just wanted to kind of get your Kind of get your take on that. You got two agencies that are supposed to be doing some really basic things like monitoring for policy effectiveness, and they're not even trying. It is surprising when you look at what has happened in the past with DHS. And all the numbers that they have spewed out. Presumably coming from all the Health department's And the concern there is I understand over over, Cole did that It is surprising that they're not keeping track of that in in particular the Department of Public Instruction you would think also Would want to be on the front line, knowing how many schools are shutting down because of cold. But what are your numbers? Is it just one or two kids? What is the situation because keeping schools closed? Post is destroying the education of students. Clearly, clearly, clearly it's putting us we way behind. Yeah, and DPS. Don't even monitoring it. We know it is. It's intuitive. We've got a mountain of anecdotal evidence. But department public instruction doesn't seem to care. The governor of the state of Wisconsin is the former superintendent of the bargain of the Trump public instruction. And somehow he doesn't think leaning on his hand picked DP I superintendent is in in in monitoring kids performance in schools makes any sense. How about that? Look at all of the data year after year after year that schools have to supply on attendance, discipline, all testing all kinds of things. And when someone inside the fourth thank you know, someday somebody's gonna ask us for information regarding How many Children have cold it How many schools have been shut down because of cold it somebody. Maybe somebody is going to ask that question. We probably ought to try toe keep track of it. Yeah, Who cares right, Because I think the purpose isn't actually excellence in education. I just wanted to get that out there because, you know, we're gonna be doing a little bit more digging into this issue a little bit later on in this program. Also, you know, as the week goes on as the weeks go on. Now, let's get to this. You know that. What I think is really flagrant misinformation about what the Senate did or didn't do so first off. Let's talk about snap snap, which nobody cared about. Apparently, when there was no emergency declaration in place from a 11 to July, 30th, not a word was mentioned about not being able to qualify for additional federal snap dollars. But here we are poised to repeal the rescind the governor's illegally seized authority, understand 23 23, and suddenly we care about snap benefits. Steve, this isn't at the apex of the disaster of covert in Wisconsin. This is coming out on the end of the disaster of covert in Wisconsin. Well in the unfortunate thing is the snap benefits. In and of course, the press has been complicity in this Trying toe, put the train off the tracks and scared of the TV's out of the assembly members. This is how chapter 3 23 is supposed to work. You've got 60 days of the declaration out there and then the further governor and then 60 days if the Legislature wanted to extend it, That's it. That's the end. And so too throw that out. There now is such a red herring. We did take Here. The problem with an amendment I put on a B one. So the problem's taken care of, could there be others out there? We we actually did language so that if there are other situations like that, out there where we're presently receiving money, we can continue to do that. What we have done in the past, whether it's a tornado flooding of fire, and there's an emergency declaration what the Legislature has done. We've worked with the governor to deal with any emergency declaration, so well, Well, there possibly be other items we have to take care of from The federal government in the future that they will hand down to us. Sure we've had that happened in the past. And you know what the Legislature does just like under chapter 3 23. We exert our power and we go ahead and take care of the problem. We've done it. The passes is nothing new it what it is. It presented an escape hatch. Or the Democrats. They needed. Somebody needed a boogie man. It's one of those things we call in politics..

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"department public instruction" Discussed on WTMJ 620

WTMJ 620

06:03 min | 9 months ago

"department public instruction" Discussed on WTMJ 620

"You know, you look at no, my coworkers and organization time involved in probably one of my best friends is somebody that 25 years older than I am. You know that's really light. And with home schooling, you know, you're usually not with Kids that are the exact same age here. You're often with kids that are either older or younger and again, And I think one of the blessings of homeschooling is mere Israel life and you have a very kind of rich, diverse. Circle friends that your kids get interactive before we let you go. I want to ask you just if you have a favorite story about home schooling, got a couple minutes left something that stands out in your mind. Well, actually, you know, going back to the point I just made I think the relationships that your kids make our Our wonderful I was that an event with my oldest son and a little 11, A little four year old boy walked by. Kind of waves and had a very nice conversation. I was just laughing and I asked myself how do you know this kid and you know it must be under the new E said he's one of the brothers of one of his friends from the music class, and every week they have nice little conversations. On, so he's both sort of interactions happen all the time, and it's just really need to see I will say to as as, like one of the parents One of the really cool thing. Obviously get a lot of time with your kids. You can really get involved with their schoolwork. I mean, my wife. You learn a lot as you do it. I I kind of responsible for the history lessons, and there are things that I'm learning that either I've never learned or simply forgotten because it was 2025 years ago. And so a refresher course of sorts, Jake a refresher course. Absolutely. I mean, I know you're learning all the time and again, I think there's some similarities with With RIA life and relationships you have and and again, I probably people are thinking was sounds like just more of a lifestyle and I think it is it's again. There are lots of great resource is first curriculum goes and And outside groups, but ultimately it is the rate for your family and to be clear. It's not the right fit for everybody. But certainly on this weird day and age we live in. I think it's a great option for people. I love a J. Curtis along his wife, Heidi, doing the home school option in the state of Wisconsin. I appreciate you taking the time to join us on her education. Our Jake. Thanks a lot. We spent the hour so far talking aboutthe state level. Ah, high level. Look at the department, public instruction and the state of the state. When it comes to education. We spent a few minutes talking about home schooling. Now let's shift to choice schools. Joining us is Sean leering. And he has made that choice that I can use that term. Welcome to the show. Thanks so much, All right, So let's define it for people. I know those terms get thrown around a lot Choice Charter. Even home schooling and all the varieties variations of all of those, But for folks listening your definition of a choice school. Yeah. Choice School is a publicly funded, relies on a publicly funded voucher from the states that allows parents to choose a school. Which can include a private school on Dwyer, private schools, and really the difference between saying private or charter is we have a religious We have the opportunity to teach religion as well. So parents can take that vulture and choose a school and that's our way in war. I asked my guests when we're talking about home schooling, how they made that choice, and they said a lot of it was about lifestyle. But I wanted to get your thoughts on what made you make that decision. A lot of folks in Wisconsin have done that. Obviously, we'll get to the cove. It aspect of all this stuff that weighs in as well. But For you. What was the fact of the maid? You make that decision to go into choice School? I just believe in the mission of schools, especially faith based schools, and it was important for me to create school that served traditionally underserved students on DH. That's the majority of student that we served. Look mostly Low income Hispanic and African American students. So the ability to bring that mission Tio new demographic was really important to me personally. Talking to Sean leering. He's a choice Parents in our state and I were talking about education in this hour on W T m J part of the love you T M. J 2021 Day of broadcast. I'm Steve's committee talking to Sean. Here it is. It is something that a lot of people think about. Should we go that routes when you were making that decision when you were thinking about yourself and your family? We know what public schools are about. Many of us grew up in public schools. We know what certain with faith PE schools are. Is there. Is there a qualifier or a distinction or an advantage? The choice that you see that says That's why we made that decision in general schools were concerned about things like safety. We're concerned about things like academic achievements, and and we're concerned about things like The religious aspect in the faith based aspect of schools on goes all make it possible for Families like mine to do that. What would you say, is the biggest difference when you were measuring all of these different ways of schooling, homeschooling, public school instruction, traditional faith based schooling or the choice. Or even the charter system. What is the.

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"department public instruction" Discussed on WTMJ 620

WTMJ 620

05:43 min | 9 months ago

"department public instruction" Discussed on WTMJ 620

"October 13th I'm doing a couple hours on that day, a special day of broadcast here on the team J politics. Two great guests and then education kind of look around the world of education in Wisconsin, but on home schooling and choice schools MPs how it looks from the State Department public instruction. The kind of well rounded view of where we're at CE in the midst of a pandemic in education, a progress report Sort of on where education stands in the end of 2020 Looking ahead, Of course, the 2021. That's what we call a team 2021 a lot of other great hours on a lot of One of the great voices you hear every day on the E. M. J So looking forward to that special edition. Of a day long broadcast right here, and I'm j going to be a lot of fun already started working on some of our interviews for that, so we'll get to that next Tuesday, 9 to 6. All right, mentioned it Earlier. I was Jeff Wagner on the way out of the studio yesterday, and Jeff was talking about the movie industry. And I thought that's a topic I want to talk about. I love going to the movies. Don't do it enough. To be honest, I watch more movies on Netflix and other streaming services than I ever did before. But that's partly because of the pandemic right. It feels safer at home. Um Our lives have changed significantly. We have been out to eat. I think three times total since the pandemic to outside dining one inside with very few customers in the building. And for the most part, we just take out food. So for the movies, I guess, Netflix and streaming services to kind of take out version of going the movies. But for companies like Regal nationally and internationally, they're suspending operations at all their theatres, the United States and the UK We know that locally the great folks at Marcus who probably do it better than anybody else in our states. They're facing challenges because people aren't going to movies. Why they're not going one. The pandemic to There's not a lot of product. What happened when the pandemic started. FILM company Shut down. There was no new films that were essentially ready to go. And now we've we've seen stories like the Batman movies pushed out to 2022. Another big movies like tenants, and and otherwise that they're just not getting the release that they would have got with the big budgets that they have the big stars. So I guess the question is If and when we have a vaccine if and when the pandemic winds down. Our theatre's going to be the same as they were before. Are you going to go back? You're going to eat the popcorn that we talked about earlier going to do all the same stuff. Are they going to be different? We already saw. This is probably it's gotta be at least 10 years running now, where theaters went from many seats jam together to the more lounge e type seats, right where you kick your feet up. What you have, like 50 people in the whole theater. That's that's become the norm. Eric, he falls sleeps lightly into the second act. Hopefully that snoring guys not close to you so that that is already morph the experience because I think the theater's said, Why would we have this? You know this echo Chamber of seats where most people most more unfilled. Let's just put 50 people and they can order their seats online. They can pick where they want to sit. That was a recent development as well recently, at least in the last 10 years. So that that's changed and that that gives me hope. And your comments are welcome 855616161 of the second mortgage talking sex line. But the movie industry folks, including the market's folks here in Milwaukee, we had Greg Marcus on the show a couple weeks ago. They're going to figure this out, because that's what they do. I'd be curious what you think. Some of you are still going. There are still tickets being sold. It's a small number. The price is certainly haven't gone down, which is another issue we could talk about. But will you go back? And what was that experience to be like? I have to think the answer is yes. Because we love going to the movies. Well, what movie would you risk Cove it for? Is there one? I keep thinking back. What if star Wars had? Yeah, because you're a big star Wars guy or the endgame Member. How crazy Avengers Endgame Wass the hype for that movie. What if that movie was supposed to come out this past summer? So is that the blockbuster films that drive the return? Or is that the feeling that I don't have the risk that I used to have so therefore I can go. It's probably combination, right. But I have a hard time believing even in the Let's hope the waning moments of the pendant, and we're not even close to that yet, but at some point we'll get there right vaccines or whatever. If there's a star Wars like film of that, I mean that Attraction that big big, you know, excitement about a film. You can't tell me that people are going to go to the theatre. They're gonna want to see that there would be people that would go. So it's it's it's paramount to use the name of a film company that the industry finds those films to get people back into the theater. And once you Khun, go to the theater and watch a film like that. When you feel safe, But you gotta film it too. So you gotta produce said feature we do know Both on television and film. They are they are back in production, different rules and different challenges. We know that the movie that Pattinson. I forgot his first name, the average Robert Pattinson, who's Who's the next in the line of Matthews doesn't Batman's The Batman movie got Shut down because of covert, but that think they're back in production. Okay, so I mean, that process has changed a show that I love on TV. The walking dead I actually love it. They stopped when the pandemic started, and they were in the midst of wrapping up a two part finale..

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"department public instruction" Discussed on WTMJ 620

WTMJ 620

05:47 min | 11 months ago

"department public instruction" Discussed on WTMJ 620

"And even a couple of opportunities, and we will look at K through 12 and higher education in southeast Wisconsin and throughout the entire state. Of Wisconsin. We begin on the health side of it. It's at the forefront of everything when we discuss education and what's likely to happen in the next month or so. Luis Wilson is the state school nurse. He's a health services consultant for the Department of Public Instruction, and she has concerns and issues and began our conversation. So when you think about what's likely to happen in our classrooms and in our buildings beginning in less than a month from now, what's it the top of the list of the things that you're concerned about? Well, obviously, at the top of my list is making sure that students and staff are safe and they you know, in today's world means safe from the cold and virus are really as safe as possible because there is no truly way to be safe from the virus as long as there is And he spread and as long as there is in town, you know any vaccine or viable treatment. At this time you say, stay safe from the virus, and I know you've been working with district's on that. Are there specific things are there specific touchpoints, other specific areas of concern that you have when you think about a classroom or an educational setting. Well, yeah, you know the guidance that the department public construction has been given giving eyes always in conjunction with the Department of Health Services because I am of the department public instructions only health care consultant at the D P I. So where we work very closely in conjunction with that with VHS and therefore, you know, we're going to be saying the same messages and the things to keep people safe are the same mitigation measures that you've been hearing from public health and that Mom is again the use of physical, distancing the use facial coverings proper and hand hygiene and cough etiquette. Removing sick individuals or people who are exposed, keeping them out of school, sending them home from school. They need to be keeping them in isolation until they're no longer contagious. All those measures and particularly than you know, kind of extra cleaning precautions. All those measures air you know what's going to be required to make the school environment as safe as possible. As a health care, professional and closer to the data and the protocols and all the rest of us. Do you believe 100% in person learning can happen safely today with where we are? There might be parts of Wisconsin and I'll just, you know, keep my remarks to Wisconsin parts of Wisconsin, where that might be. Ah, possibility again. It's going to be looking at what The community spread is how many people in your you know Talyn Municipality County have cooled it 19 and how it's been spreading it in your community and then also just really on the physical. Status of your building. Are you able to do social distance? And there are some schools where social distancing and because of the number of students have their enrollment? It's not going to be a really difficult deal to do social distance In some, you might not have very much committee spread. But you're and have students really crammed together. So you know, it really depends on the situation. I think you know not only the spread of the disease, but also how you're able to set up your building because they And social differences, obviously using official covering something that that everybody can do with exceptions, and and again, I think people conduce with hand hygiene and coffee at a kid and cleaning, But you know, if you do those things, I think that it is possible to do. In person. For some situations, it's not going to be and for some individuals or students and staff, it's just not going to be safe to do in person instruction again, while we have cool in 19 and white circulation. Louise. I want to play a clip from you. We submitted questions or rather receive questions from some of our listeners. I want to play this for you and then ask you to. It's a comment on the police. Listen to this for us. If Children cannot transmit over 19 between themselves very readily and has even shown that Children cannot transmit it to Gulf. Very readily. The only question that is far astern. Officially, Grace will specifically would be teacher to teacher. So isn't it really a small number of people that released abilities concentrate on as faras the transmission in grade school? All right, Louise. What are your thoughts on that? You know if what he was saying was true, and we knew that to be definitely true, I would say yes that we wouldn't need to concentrate more on school staff. The reality is is that we don't really know. There are several studies out there the latest We're not even actually the latest but one of them. The South Korean study, which with a large study kind of refuted that and said. That you know, transmission does happen among younger Children. I know that some of the county public health on department mediums I listened to and see their data. They are seen transmission and they are seeing younger Children under age nine. Get cold in 19. So I don't think that that we know that we could say that that It does not happen, in course, as we're seeing in the news with, you know, some of the summer camp and what's happening in Georgia schools with it being transmitted. We just don't know that.

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02:29 min | 11 months ago

"department public instruction" Discussed on WTMJ 620

"And the fact that that school nurses aren't in the school. So yeah, it is a problem because we don't have really accurate data because that's not something that the department public instruction collect. But from what we do know of the public's public schools that that report data are ratio to, Um um In schools is about one school nurse once, but that was 928 students. And in the 18 19 school year, only 260 of the 422 school district's reported that they actually had any school nurse step teas and that FT can range from having a school nurse who comes in 10 hours. A year, Um, to having a full time school nurse now and again, depending on how many schools that squanders my cover home district that schoolers my cover on and how many buildings that school there's my cover, So, yeah, it is an issue and again, I think you know all the things that you would brings in what school nurses can do as far as helping. Ah, School district understand the infection control in mitigation measures. But then there's you know, there's so much more than that school nurses have done before. We're kind of considered. The hidden health care system is the school nurse, and I think we also need to understand that There have always been and will be students coming back to school who are going to have life threatening food, allergies and other allergies? And they're gonna be coming back with their seizure disorders and have diabetes and asthma, and those students are still going to need to be taking care of covert 19 or not. Louise Wilson is the Wisconsin skates. State school nurse. Thank you so much for being with us, Louise Yeah. I appreciate it being here. Thank you very much up. Next. The chancellor at the University of Wisconsin, Rebecca Blank is with us. And the president of Mount Mary University. Christine far is with us. Join the conversation. The Econo Morgan's talking Tex line is 85561616 20 check us out on Facebook Live. You can watch the conversation and be part of it there as well. Post your question or Comment. I've got a secret I This is Steve Holland, the Secret keeper Next month. Mr Holland's is growing. It's H V. A C division and we're adding up to 10 experienced technicians and installers..

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09:38 min | 11 months ago

"department public instruction" Discussed on WTMJ 620

"You have a question or a comment, we'd like for you to be part of the conversation. Couple of ways you can do that. The Econ amore gauge talking Tex Line is 85561616 20 85561616 20 this is on Facebook Live. He's 6 20 W T M J Facebook Page. Check it out. You can comment there as well. And you can kind of see what we're doing here. We're broadcasting live on Facebook live. We'd love for you to be part of the conversation. To check out the Facebook live feed or hit us up on the accident. Mortgage talking text Line 85561616 20 an important issue. We're going to cover it from a lot of different angles. We thought it was important to dive into what you need to know if you got a kindergartner if you've got a tthe grader, 1/12 grader or someone who's in college. And what are the options district you're looking at? What is the impact It's likely to have on you from a classroom perspective from a family perspective from a community perspective. We will dive into all of that, and we need your help. Please join us and be part of the conversation. I want to start the two hours by welcoming in Louie's Wilson. She's the state school nurse for the state of Wisconsin, and she's a consultant on nursing issues for the Department of Public Instruction. Louise. Thank you so much for being with us. Hi, Louise. Hi. Hi. Hey, What's it like being here? You're welcome. We're glad that you're here. So when you think about what's likely to happen in our classrooms in in our buildings beginning in less than a month from now, what's it the top of the list of the things that you're concerned about? Well, obviously it's the top of my list is making sure that both students and staff are safe. And you know in today's world means safe from the cold and virus are really as safe as possible because there is no truly way to be safe from the virus as long as there is community spreading as long as there is in town. You know any vaccine or viable treatment at this time, So let's dive into that a little bit, And then I'm going to play a listener question that we have for you when you say, stay safe from the virus, and I know you've been working with district's on that. Are there specific things that their specific touchpoints other specific areas of concern that you have when you think about a classroom or an educational setting. Well, yeah, you know, the Dinos said of the department. Public Construction has been given giving eyes always in conjunction with the Department of Health Services because I am the department public instructions only health care consultant at the D P I. So where we work very closely in conjunction with that with D hs and therefore, you know we're going to be saying the same messages and the things to keep people safe are the same mitigation measures that you've been hearing from? Public health and that is again the use of physical, distancing the use of facial coverings proper and hand hygiene and cough etiquette, removing sick individuals or people who are exposed, keeping them out of school, sending them home from school. They need to be keeping them in isolation until they're no longer contagious. All those measures and particularly than you know, kind of Extra cleaning precautions. All those measures air you know what's going to be required to make the school environment as safe as possible. Louise Wilson is with a state school nurse for the state of Wisconsin as a health care, professional and closer to the data and the protocols and all the rest of us. Do you believe 100% in person? Learning can happen safely today with where we are? There might be parts of Wisconsin and I'll just, you know, keep my remarks to Wisconsin parts of Wisconsin, where that might be Ah, possibility again. It's going to be looking at what the community spread is how many people in your You know, telling Municipality County have covert 19 and how it's been spreading it in your community and then also just really on the physical. Status of your building. Are you able to do social distance? And there are some schools where social distancing and because of the number of students have their enrollment? It's not going to be a really difficult a deal to do Social. Justin's in some, you may not have very much committee spread, but you're and have students really crammed together. So you know, it really depends on the situation. I think you know not only the spread of the disease, but also how you're able to set up your building because Again. Social distancing. Obviously using facial coverings is something that that everybody can do with exceptions. And and again. I think people conduce with hand hygiene and coffee at the kitchen and cleaning, But you know if you do those things, I think that it is possible to do in person. For some situations. It's not going to be and for some Individuals or students and staff. It's just not going to be safe to do in person instruction again, while we have cool 19 and white circulation. State school nurse Louise Wilson is with us on W. T. M. J. You'd like to be part of the conversation. The two easiest ways to do that. The Econ amore gauge talking text line is 85561616 20. You can text us a question. Text us a comment Or you can call that number or join the conversation on Facebook. Live on the W T. M. J. Facebook Page Eric's monitoring that as well be part of the conversation. Louise. I want to play a clip from you. We submitted questions or rather receive questions from some of our listeners. I want to play this for you and then ask you to comment on it. Please listen to this for us. If Children cannot transfer covert 19 between themselves very readily, and it's even shown that Children cannot transmit it to adult very right away. The only question that as far as missions great school specifically would be teacher to teacher. So isn't it really a small number of people that we need to mitigate? Concentrate on as faras? The transmission? In great school. All right, Louise, What are your thoughts on that? You know if what he was saying was true, and we knew that could be definitely true. I would say yes that we wouldn't need to concentrate more on school staff. The reality is that we don't really know There are several studies out there the latest We're not even actually the latest but one of them. The South Korean study, which with a large study Kind of refuted that and said that you know, transmission does happen among younger Children. I know that some of the county public health Department meetings I listen to and see their data. They are seeing transmission and they are seeing younger Children under age nine. Get cold in 19. So I don't think that that that we know that we could say that that It does not happen and course as we're seeing in the news with, you know, some of the summer camp and what's happening in Georgia schools with it being transmitted. We just don't know that we can't say that. Louise. Different districts were doing different things was any thought given. Were you part of any conversations where consideration was given to a statewide mandate or statewide guidance? Even on what district should D'oh You know, I think there's some school district that would welcome some statewide mandate because I think it's a really difficult situation. And, you know, I listened to school nurses in particular talk about the Yanks and the decisions that they're making. And how do they help? You know, advise district leadership on And I know that district leadership is having, you know, trying to understand. What's happening, and you know what's best practice and then also, you know, sometimes at odds with maybe what their community thinks would be best practice, So I think it would be. You know, there's some school district will be asking for that. Unfortunately, we're not set up like that in Wisconsin, that a perm public instruction doesn't have the authority to tell school district even on a non covert basis. You know what their district policies have to be. So we're not set up with that. And currently you know, the department health services doesn't Appear to have that authority to be ableto give some statewide mandate. It's more of recommendations, and that's what they're doing, and that's what they've continued to do. So you know, when I grew up my school had a nurse. And I have this discussion of the neighborhood, my neighborhood who just assumed that our local elementary school had a nurse, and then we found out that they don't how problematic is that that most school districts no longer have a full time nurse? Yeah, I think it's it's really unfortunate. I you know, I'm kind of really left to wonder like many school nurses that why did it take Ah pandemic for school administrators and the republic to recognize the value of school nurses and that each school student needs access to a school nurse daily and what school nurses bring to the table. And the fact that that school nurses aren't in the school. So yeah, it is a problem because we don't have really accurate data because that's not something that.

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"department public instruction" Discussed on News Talk 1130 WISN

News Talk 1130 WISN

10:19 min | 1 year ago

"department public instruction" Discussed on News Talk 1130 WISN

"Joe Kendall here you are there down the back with you coming up next week once again just take a little time off until then Shumate tire producer and a hair from Bob Delaporte is listening I know Bob loves a good pun he loves a good joke he's gonna be rudely disappoint this yes well coronavirus humor to get us through it all okay questionable whether we have humor here let me try it out how do you know if the set of the hit sitcom the seventies hit sitcom the Jefferson the Jeffersons has the coronavirus how do you know if the hit nineteen seventies sitcom the Jeffersons it's come down with the coronavirus answer you get a little wheezy do you have one of those drum things that it really doesn't matter that we usually you get are you really really wanted to check the clock you really only have twenty nine more minutes of that sort of thing actually we're gonna move on now you know as I said before a lot has happened over the last several weeks particularly over the last couple of weeks as we face this pandemic as we face very serious time soon no doubt about it there is a health crisis out there and we have schools shutting down we have children at home we have businesses being forced to close we have people who have passed away three now including one the latest from Milwaukee a sixty six year old man who passed away from complications of the corona virus we this is a serious thing again let me point out that we have schools shut down but nothing none of that none of the fear behind the corona virus of the worry about spreading coronavirus could possibly stop a more powerful force in that's the school referendum that's right April seventh the best of my knowledge this hasn't changed it certainly was we put this piece together earlier this week the and please correct me if I'm wrong with the Racine unified school district one billion dollar referendum is still on the district was moving full speed ahead with its April seventh ballot question asking taxpayers does decide whether to allow our U. S. D. the option to exceed its revenue limit by more than one billion dollars over the next thirty years of course district staff like to call it a five hundred ninety eight million dollar referendum as if that service isn't really an expense that would have to be borne by taxpayers district officials also quickly point out the one billion dollar total with that service would be the maximum levy they insist they'd like to levy less to hold the tax rate flat think about that the school district that wants to collect more tax money says yeah we're gonna do our very best to to hold the limit here there are two fallacies built into their assertion when was the last time a government local or otherwise given the authority to collect more tax money collected less as the Racine journal times noted in a recent editorial the school district cannot promise to keep the tax rate flat Racine unified school district's referendum slogan is every student every school flat tax rate well the slogan is catchy it's not accurate the editorial opens catch the wording is very important unified the newspaper editorial board notes is not promising they will not raise taxes if the one billion dollar thirty year referendum passes instead they're only saying they will keep the portion of the mill rate related to the referendum at two dollars thirty one cents for the thirty year duration that is significantly different than saying taxes will not go up the editorial states yeah a lot can happen over thirty years there are no guarantees that funding levels will remain the same the fact of course that does not fit into the school district's pithy slogan the next board can do whatever they want I don't see how you can stand there and tell us that you have a tax control policy that can have a flat tax for thirty years it's impossible you can't handcuff the next board Caledonia village trustee Tom whether stints at I'll take a look at who's wholeheartedly endorsing this massive referendum liberal Racine mayor Cory Mason a former member of the state assembly who rarely met a tax or taxpayer funded spending plan he didn't like he's all on board the billion dollar train Mason told the journal times he wants were seen to be a place of choice for workers quality schools are a big part of that the mayor said no doubt and there's no question that many Recine school buildings are all but a one billion dollar tax ask over thirty years that's a clear disincentive for a lot of property owners don't you think current and would be residents think about that coming in you're deciding where you want to be in that area because there's all kinds of job activity going on in that once we get out of this mass it's pandemic were we're dealing with now the economy will come back those jobs will be there lord we hope so laws change the course of the last few weeks but that's the promise of all of that economic development that some call Wisconsin valley you have a chance to move into that district or elsewhere what you gonna do you gonna move to the place where they're going to spam to ask you to give that district a billion dollars over thirty years are you gonna look elsewhere good schools good schools are yeah is another problem and all of that well we'll get to that in just a second you know what else is on on board the teachers union of course that should tell you something state representative Greta Neubauer Bauer Democrat received a vocal supporter of the economically crippling green new deal proposal also is a full throated proponents of the school spending plan the ballot to a question has plenty of opponents too the list includes the Mount Pleasant village board bill which president Dave degroot told the Racine newspaper recently that the consensus was opposition to the referendum but here's the bigger question I was getting at before two of the bigger questions the first is what are we seeing unified property taxpayers ultimately paying for many schools in the district earning a D. at best for the third year in a row R. U. S. T. received a grade of meets few expectations according to the most recent school district report cards issued by the state department public instruction will a billion dollars worth of new buildings dramatically change those feeble academic results that's a question for the taxpayers the people of Racine to answer this question corona virus or not they may still have to answer because again health crisis we're not nothing stops a school referendum in this case a very costly school referendum we'll take a break and tell you a little bit more about the fixer Tammy Baldwin's fixer yeah he's the guy he's the attorney behind the Democrats moved to get rid of voter ID during the corona virus crisis more on that in just a bit it's the dental Donnell show with yours truly Matt Kittle thanks for more information about contacts on newstalk eleven thirty W. I. S. S. go to news talk eleven thirty dot com slash rules Hey it's Dan presiden trump has taken some dramatic steps comprehensive steps to try and stop the spread of the corona virus but wouldn't you know it big media is still waging war against him if you're fed up with the bias you need to check out the crystal Saito show each day at four o'clock and seven o'clock central Chris is one of the new hosts on newsmax TV and early on newsmax was warning about the virus and the subsequent war against president trump from the rest of the media and their allies in the Democratic Party and newsmax always as great analysts on people like Rudy Giuliani Bernie Kerik Charlie Kirk Dr Ross Alan Dershowitz and many many more newsmax is now the fastest growing cable news channel in America check it out on direct TV three forty nine dish to sixteen or spectrum HD thirteen sixty five if you don't get news Max call your cable company and tell them you want it because newsmax is real news for real people.

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"department public instruction" Discussed on WTMJ 620

WTMJ 620

05:41 min | 1 year ago

"department public instruction" Discussed on WTMJ 620

"Glad to have you on board four one four seven nine nine one six twenty and he acted in mortgage talk and tax line. cursive. penmanship class. Kevin have the story T. M. J. four has it as well scholars and educators could be legally required to teach cursive writing if a bill makes it through the assembly and the Senate is T. M. J. four reports. it is intended to require the state department of public instruction to blanda cursive writing into its language arts requirements for public schools across the state here's what I'm asking you to do. make the case for teaching cursive I'm serious well the tongue in cheek here little facetious but never the less I I I find myself and I buy enjoy a good cursive signature a good cursive written sentence as much as the next fellow. but. is it in the grand scheme of things all that necessary is cursive still value anymore. is it something that we need is is this something that is important for young people to learn okay that's my question for one four seven nine nine one six twenty in the past when we have talked about this topic usually I get a couple of teachers. apps or former teachers whatnot that will defend it one if you're out there on this Saturday anyway. the law would require the department public instruction to blend cursive writing into its language arts requirements for public schools all across the state. the proposal sets. writing actually trains the brain to integrate visual and tactile information and fine motor dexterity. printing in typing do not stimulate the synchronicity good word synchronicity between the right and left hemispheres of the brain but cursive does cursive requires different muscles different part of the brain and regular writing and it could help grade students develop their. motor skills according to psychology today so now the proposal gets to be passed around for anybody else to jump on sponsorship white helmet formally and introduced yet. we're not at the cutting edge of this one unfortunately folks. Ohio recently joined fourteen other states. that require cursive writing to be taught in public schools so we're not alone here there it passed overwhelmingly saw. all right good good good good see a news of that but that's the kind no shots talked to weigh in on this Saturday afternoon hi Duane. of course I'm giving my age away but I was taught to. I don't use cursive all that much. as far as I know the only legal signature is in cursive. ng is not accepted as a signature anywhere that I'm aware of. and Furthermore kids today spend so much time on their tablets and on their iPhones or whatever they have forgotten the art of writing not just cursive but rating is well so I think anything that would teach kids the discipline of writing could only be a good thing. when it comes to the legality of one signature you could probably get by with just some sort of random scribble I mean. that's kind of you know the way it's devolved from a actual cursive you know sign your full name out to some sort of random dots dashes things like that scribbled the hip he said you you were a teacher you were teacher Dwayne. no I was never a teacher. but I was taught cursive I see your way back sure what about fifty four years ago sure well look I mean I'm I'm a little bit younger than you are but in grade school we were talked cursive as well I still remember that remember that line to paper the penmanship lying to paper and then you have to make sure that it hit the certain to make sure it is a certain marks on the penmanship paper and things like that. and of course. I am left handed so back in like nineteen sixty six or sixty seven they didn't really give lefthanded kids much of a break I I remember getting cracked across the knuckles of the wooden roller. lefty and cursive thanks for the call of the way and I appreciate it buddy four one four seven nine nine one six one David west bend chiming in but this is a point that maybe a lot of people who are anti cursive or or just don't really care that much of cursive makes a comeback says. writing a true love letter is a genuine way to express true emotion in class well but. and a love letter in cursive is much more desirable than a love letter that's printed what about a tax Dave would ever want to tax the love letter is that doesn't have nearly the same affect as a hand written cursive love letter all right I get your point another weekend another.

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"department public instruction" Discussed on WTMJ 620

WTMJ 620

07:01 min | 2 years ago

"department public instruction" Discussed on WTMJ 620

"Is going to be chilly. Breezy. A low of twenty eight degrees tomorrow, sunny and cold, a high of thirty eight Friday, light snow, maybe an inch possible. A high of thirty three Saturday, partly cloudy, high of thirty three Sunday, mostly cloudy, a high of forty degrees in Waukesha. It's thirty five in Milwaukee. It's thirty six degrees. Vince Metron on today's TM j four is with us live this afternoon. Hello, vince. John Horia men of good. Thank you so much for doing this. Well, kind of hurt my brain involved a lot of math. So I really hope that you appreciate it. I do appreciate it. I'm glad you did the math because I wouldn't trust anybody on this team over here to do the math. Me either. But I did. This is an important issue. And I think frankly, we don't spend enough time talking about school referendums, I live in Menominee falls. We had a huge one a couple of years ago. We've had them a couple of times in the last few years and you've taken a deeper dive on school referendums. These are critical for districts, aren't they? Well, and it was a huge day across the state of Wisconsin John for school referendum statewide voters approved more than one point three billion dollars. Nearly one point four billion dollars in new taxes approving seventy eight of the eighty two referendum questions that were asked unbalanced across the state yesterday that the ninety five percent passage rate. Wow. And the important thing to take away from that is with that success rate and with the economy overall as good as it's been in a long time. If your school district hasn't asked you for a big ticket item it soon. Well, how about locally here in southeast Wisconsin? So southeast Wisconsin breaks down to twenty one school districts asking twenty three separate questions. So in some districts, you had like, for example, Lake Geneva area Bigfoot union high school they had like one school district two questions. Can we do this can we do this? So that's why you get that disparity. So the twenty one districts Johnny posted twenty three different questions every single one of those local school referendum questions has in southeast. Wisconsin total cost of more than half a billion dollars five hundred fifty six million four hundred fifty six thousand and seventy three dollars in total. You mentioned statewide seventy eight out of two referendum questions on the ballot past is that a record? I think it is Melissa, you know, I was speaking with a political science professor at Marquette university said this was a record going in. I'm not sure I'd have to go back, you know, year after year, and it's not easy to do that easy. If you're really interested in the topic. Department public instruction has a searchable database. So you can put in you know, your parameters from this year to this year referenda that were asked versus referenda the path. And and all that the problem is you can't just ask a question. You know, you have to go through the data as I did. And that does take a long time. So if it wasn't a record it was close today's TM J Ford's Vince for Tronto is with us. That's why don't schools just budget to take care of some of these things that they go to a referendum for. I mean, I can't go to referendum. If I need a new roof on my house, or I need to change something you can. But I don't think that one was have. Yes. Somebody I live with has veto power. Yeah. Guys, I'm in need to collect a. Good question. And that was part of the deeper dive, I did about two weeks ago in my story that examined the larger issue the thing is in the mid in mid to late nineteen eighties of Wisconsin. During many other states in instituting revenue cap, so local governments can only raise taxes so much. It's a formula that's tied in parts of inflation and new growth, so the kind of money why would tell surpass to one hundred twenty five million dollar referendum. They're building four new schools tearing down two of my two of my two of my alma maters, John Doe. They're going to be gone. Maybe boyhood school events where Toronto plaques erected out there. No. But. When you're talking about that kind of money they can't under the revenue caps, slowly, raise taxes over years and squirrel away the money and things like that. They have to under our state laws go to the voters and ask for those large sums. So take us inside give us an example that referendum in tosa that you mentioned the largest in the area they asked for one hundred twenty five million dollars. They got it. What's that money being used for and tosa? The biggest ticket items are four new elementary school. The oldest one Lincoln elementary, which I think if I might toast. The history is correct was actually the high school when it was built in nineteen nineteen another answer to your question is why is this happening? We do have aging infrastructure now people individual tax payers can debate whether or not school districts are asking for needs or for once, but you have old buildings. So, you know, tearing down Lincoln elementary a hundred year old building at some point trying to keep up with. The maintenance become not cost effective so district look at replacing these old buildings so and tell us that the one hundred and twenty-five mostly because they wanna feel four new school. Why didn't you just pony up? I mean, they could named a wing after you or maybe where you spend most of your time the principal's office. Yeah. No. That's that's been quite, you know, people ask me when I did my part. He is Vincent Toronto. This is fascinating. By the way. There's a whole story on it. Go to t j Ford dot com. TM J four dot com. You can see the story Vincent a couple of weeks ago a much deeper dive, thank you so much Vinny. Eight one more thing real quick, you got Arjun fifty fifty Bigfoot union highschool asking for seven point eight million dollars for new outdoor athletic facility. The votes with fifty fifty you think your vote count that one pass by thirty three votes. Oh my gosh. You're right about that. Thanks, vince. You later buddy for twenty-six WTMJ news about your money. It's the WTMJ Drake and associates market update. With Brad Allen US stocks rose after the midterm election results came in as expected easing the uncertainty that was weighing on the market the Dow Jones industrial average rose five hundred and forty five points led by gains in United health, and Caterpillar, the S and P five hundred gained two point one two percent. And the NASDAQ composite rose two point six four percent. The major averages hit their session highs today after President Donald Trump indicated he's willing to work with. Democrats on policy initiatives that would help the economy keep growing pain corporate news, Office Depot stock rose twenty four percent today after the company announced revenue and sales figures that beat analysts third quarter estimates the office goods retailer also raised its full year guidance for two thousand eighteen investors now turn their attention to a two day. Federal Reserve meeting that wraps up on Thursday. The central Bank is not expected to move on interest rates, but traders will be watching closely for any indications regarding the pace of future interest rate hikes for Drake and associates. I'm Brad Allen financial advisor for NewsRadio WTMJ..

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"department public instruction" Discussed on WTMJ 620

WTMJ 620

02:08 min | 2 years ago

"department public instruction" Discussed on WTMJ 620

"But another one that damn Bendtsen pointed out was one from last last August in which they I think it's fair to say lamented the speed at which the Walker administration has pushed through some significant legislation saw that. Yeah. So those are a couple of examples. So, yeah, here's how I see it playing out when I when I look at the coverage, and I read everything about the the elections, we have obviously the midterm elections coming up. I read everything about them. And I and I look at the stories the choices that editors make to send reporters outs at to do and cover certain elements, and it does seem like just from the casual perspective of somebody who talks about politics for a living. There seems to be an increased emphasis on covering the critical elements of the Walker campaign less so on the campaign. Let me give you direct example, the plagiarism story last week. Tony Tony responds with no discipline. We acknowledged that it happened. And then that was like the end of the story. Where's the hard journalism being done on that story? And why is that not continue to be a singing? I have to say that. I was a little surprised especially with journalists who if you plagiarize in a newsroom police when I was in a newsroom, you've got fired his a big deal. It's a big story. It's really a big deal. When it's when the policy is posted on your own website. If department public instruction and yet you are found guilty. Tony is being the you there of doing that very thing. Yes. There's no discipline in them. Yeah. And you know, I do I do think that allowed reporters there to do make an effort to be fair to to be to be objective. And an often succeed. With the stories that they do, right? Not always. But I think they're in an atmosphere where they often don't see the things of interest to folks who are in the Santer, even let alone on the right? So it's also the things that they don't write the questions that they don't ask we're talking to Mike Nichols, president of the batteries until the take a quick break. Here we come back other issues facing journalism in the area of Donald Trump. And as we said, the contentious Wisconsin election season next right here in WTMJ, ten.

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"department public instruction" Discussed on WTMJ 620

WTMJ 620

04:14 min | 2 years ago

"department public instruction" Discussed on WTMJ 620

"Deuce. Where we're heading is too often advocacy journalism. So I'm reading diggings your publication by badger institute and the piece left on the doorstep and it asks the question hidden agenda, question-mark Wisconsin, newspapers failed to disclose left funding sources for hundreds of stories, they publish let's talk about that. What do you mean by that? Well, so this is really an analysis of the Wisconsin center for investigative journalism may star UW matters. Yes. And the university of Wisconsin Madison actually provides free space for them for folks that I consider to be based on what they produce advocacy journalists. So you have government essentially UW Addison, providing free space an in kind donation to advocacy journalists who then turn around and produce stories that are given to the mainstream media, the Gannett in this, isn't this isn't just an occasional thing. Steve Dan Benson wrote the story action. Former former Gannett journalist and self former journal sentinel journalist. Did the story and counted over seven hundred instances of center for investigative journalism pieces appearing and can have paper since two thousand thirteen give me some idea of what those storylines were were about. Well, you can go onto their website and see how they described themselves. And I think right there is proof that it's really advocacy journalism house. We've had a whole series of stories about Scott Walker and as they describe themselves on attack. That's the word they use on public sector unions. Okay. I know folks who are in unions would consider it an attack. I know many people would say that what act ten did is not good for unions. But there's another perspective too. I mean, how 'bout actually describing it as what Scott Walker has done for taxpayers through at ten. So the way they frame their stories, and they probably don't even realize it themselves is is I think has perspective some would say bias, his advocacy. But that's just one example there seven hundred of these of these stories that have. Appeared. Well, some of those I can't say seven hardly some of these stories have appeared in multiple can papers. But another one that damn Batson pointed Al was one from last last August in which they I think it's fair to say lamented the speed at which the Walker administration has pushed through some significant legislation. Saw that. Yeah. So those are a couple of examples. So, yeah, here's how I see it playing out when I when I look at the coverage, and I read everything about the elections. We have obviously the midterm elections coming up. I read everything about them. And I and I look at the stories the choices that editors make to send reporters outs at to do and cover certain elements, and it does seem like just from the casual perspective of somebody who talks about politics for a living. There seems to be an increased emphasis on covering the critical elements of the Walker campaign less so on the campaign. Let me give you direct example, the plagiarism story last week. Twenty twenty Uber's response with no discipline. We acknowledged that had happened. And then that was like the end of the story. Where's the hard journalism being done on that story? And why is that not continue to be sending? I have to say that. I was a little surprised especially with journalists who if you plagiarize in a newsroom at least when I was gonna newsroom, you can fired. It's a big deal. It's a big story. It's really a big when it's when the policy is posted on your own website department public instruction, and yet you are found guilty. Tony Everts being the you there of doing that very thing yet. There's no discipline in them. Yeah. And you know, I do I do think that the reporters there to do make an effort to be fair to to be to be objective. And often succeed. With the stories that they do, right? Not always. But I just think they're in an atmosphere where they often don't see the things of interest to folks who are in the center, even let alone on the right? So it's also the things that they don't the questions that they don't ask we're talking to Mike Nichols president of the badgering until the take a quick break. Here we come back other issues facing journalism in the area of Donald Trump. And as we said, the contentious Wisconsin election season that's next right here in WTMJ ten.

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"department public instruction" Discussed on WTMJ 620

WTMJ 620

01:43 min | 4 years ago

"department public instruction" Discussed on WTMJ 620

"Is cutting of grant program called the twenty first century community learning center grant program this is one point two billion dollars that goes to states and then it's disperse the local school districts could be used to run like after school programs and things like that that is one of the things on the chopping block in wisconsin the department public instruction received about fifteen million dollars in the these great that's and then they give needed out to various school districts across the be state yes got about two point seven million dollars to support the these programs now without these great counts doesn't mean the program's necessarily go away but this is a made sure source for this now this announcement that's out there has people screaming bloody murder and the trump administration is saying and i'm and he's going to cut to the chase the trump administration is saying look there's no evidence that these programs really work in any sort of material way that there's no evidence that their their supposedly like if you cake should all things that there's no evidence that people's test scores improve there's no evidence the kids do better now there's no evidence that the kids to better in in reading so for the purpose of these he's grants that there's really nothing to it what this essentially years is government paid for trial care for people and that's that's what their argument is and that you know one point two billion dollars for this well you know we we don't necessarily need that okay for one four seven nine nine with.

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"department public instruction" Discussed on News Talk 1130 WISN

News Talk 1130 WISN

02:05 min | 4 years ago

"department public instruction" Discussed on News Talk 1130 WISN

"Says sits all enter the times of regulations we're talking about here in and how did it constrain flexible a because the proponents of this law say that it in powered states to be flexible well first well liked use that it's a massive piece of legislation no one should spent your defense a year kind elite throughout the stage of let's but it it but you know lateral federal he that it was it guards universal truths but is obvious that the challenges overall district are not been like that yards went earl industry quite maki madison of the white sewn it is it it really frees up rookie you know from federal oversight soon est picking back control of their educational system which is worth supposed to be in the first place this is what it is this abound and under an sad besides the fact that sort of institutionalized the implementation of the states that adopted some common core policies but it was also about testing it was also about coming up with yet another report card and more boxes to check and then it was also in terms of teacher accountability but it's still provided a one size hits all measure of teacher accountability and it was it just it look to people executing at like yet another you know giant piece of paper work that was going to be difficult to comply with and especially if you don't have a cooperation between early season department and you're legislature because you were spoelstra to work together to come up with a plan for the state and it wasn't happening so the i mean this is actually at that it the embarrassment about having something that was when i would've would put together between legislators and from the department public instruction because that was do some time in september i believe but if it but it's a real loathe you know it takes the pressure off that lead to speak focus time what you know help our teachers maryland putting more burton on top and um worth the state are the are republican structure is already quit way too many regulations on top.

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"department public instruction" Discussed on News Talk 1130 WISN

News Talk 1130 WISN

02:26 min | 4 years ago

"department public instruction" Discussed on News Talk 1130 WISN

"In federal dollars flow into the state of wisconsin against pass through dpi first we cena to washington but they send it back any gets a pass to dpi and dpi takes almost fifty five million dollars off the top to check box isn't push paper it's one of those things that makes you say you know what it's time for dpi it's time for friends i caught it it's time to actually take a look at whether or not there is appropriate execution of duties in responsibilities on behalf of the american taxpayer in the process of education every agency in wisconsin should go through this from deal are to show department public instruction to the department of natural resources every one of them because if you know come away with this thinking i can't trust anything the executive level of government doesn't wisconsin there something wrong with you carry welcome to the prot program he jerez year in and year they did all i what's that net coin and you know that i struck up a conversation oh gentlemen next to be if you're going to be an engineer for the department of transportation and they were working on plans for the marquette interchange at the time and there are going to start with the public hearings on that and here a bid had everything are ready drawn up and he said that all the public that they're going to have big pavel middling to make him put nothing that yeah that foles beating everything is already set i'm gon before they even with picks i had actually and i never had anybody confirmed that for me officially but i've heard the same about some other projects as well that we would there are people who are advocating for a by pass around the northern portion of madison just begging for a by a pass and so they schedule public hearings on this and everybody thought they were going and they're armed with their date and they were arm to their economic impact statements in all this great stuff and the fix was already an on the project that was just there to say okay we went through the motions in a public hearing we went through the motions of public testimony we have because we're experts rejected every ace of testimony they didn't agree didn't come port with our ideas it already sounded like they already knew the people we're going to build on that everything sixteen over glad that yeah you know.

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