Posts Tagged: joint finance committee

No Student Teaching? No Problem: Wisconsin Wants You.

Wisconsin’s Joint Finance Committee passed Scott Walker’s budget proposal dealing with teacher education on a 12- 4 party line vote.  While the entire proposal is a partisan disaster that continues the dismantling of Wisconsin’s public school system—one item is worth highlighting. 45. Alternative Teacher Preparation Program- Require the DPI to grant an initial teaching license… Read more »

BustED Pencils’ Jed Hopkins: The danger of uncredentialed teachers

In case you’ve been living under a rock you might not know that my great state of Wisconsin—under the fascist like leadership of pseudo-conservatives—is subverting democracy and using the budget process to ram through oligarchic sponsored legislation.  However, the slash and burn approach to anything remotely connected to public education is particularly maddening. In the… Read more »

SPECIAL BustED Pencils Trending News: Wisconsin’s Ground Zero; Fight Takeover of MPS; Milwaukee schools under attack

In the week of the Joint Finance Committee’s attack on public schools BustED Pencils talks to activist Angela Walker about Milwaukee’s “week of action”. Update from Milwaukee: Wisconsin’s Ground Zero in the Battle for Public Schools The actual website you can go to get involved; Come and help the community rise up for MPS… Read more »

Silly White Suburbanites, School Closings ARE for YOU TOO!

MADISON, Wis. – A sweeping proposal giving control of the lowest-performing schools in Milwaukee to a commissioner who could fire all the teachers and administrators might also apply to other large, racially diverse school districts in Wisconsin, including Madison. The Legislature’s Joint Finance Committee, around 1:30 a.m. Wednesday, approved the overhaul plan for Milwaukee. The… Read more »