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Independent Mind September 20, 2013 at 02:13 pm
Nicolet's scores sound great until you compare them to other state schools and more directly toRead More north shore schools such as Shorewood and Whitefish Bay. For a school with the highest paid teachers in the state of Wisconsin, Nicolet should be the best in the state not the 78th best as they are now.
C. Claibourne September 19, 2013 at 08:57 am
Congratulations to the teachers, administrators (current and former), parents and most particularlyRead More the students of Fox Point-Bayside! Keep up the great work!
Lyle Ruble July 18, 2013 at 07:30 am
@J.B. Schmidt....Let's look at the situation where MPS produces more blue collar than white collar.Read More No where is it written that a high school education will translate into a guaranteed job. Once public school curriculum catches up with employment needs there won't be the kind of 'PC' push that you are claiming. Of course there can and probably will be abuse if social profiling is practiced, where someone coming out of a working class environment will not be offered the opportunity to train for the bourgeoisie class. However, in a tracking system that is verified by examinations, just as in Europe, then the possibility of such abuses will be minimized. There must be a means for all to work and improve their station. This means that we mus insist on a living wage for all of our working citizens. The progressive tax system still works and it is corrupt business that has undercut the American dream and knows no loyalty except to the short term bottom line. Flat tax systems just don't work for the bulk of our revenue needs. You want to cut government so it won't require so much revenue, but what are you going to replace it with; kumbaya?
Cricket July 18, 2013 at 08:19 am
Lyle - I think you hit the nail on the head when you said many do not want to pay their dues andRead More start and the bottom. I went back to school at 29 and then again in my late 30's early 40's so had to start and the bottom of the rung both times. I didn't like it as I had moved pretty far up the latter prior to the first time. By starting at the bottom you get the inner workings of the industry that makes you a better employee as you move up. Now in my early 50's I am yet making another change. I am not looking forward to being low man on the totem pole yet again but realize it is necessary. It makes you a better employee in the long run.
J. B. Schmidt July 18, 2013 at 08:29 am
@Lyle So now you are not only talking about adjusting the education system, but also implementing aRead More wage structure based on theory that could never be put into practice without further crippling the workforce. You want consumerism within the University system; however, everything else must be organized by government fiat. Explain to me where freedom exists in your plan. What I hear is the government establishing your career course, determining your wages and punishing you for succeeding via progressive taxation. ---- Kumbaya? No. Government spending as a percentage of GDP has steadily increased over the 50-60 years and yet the poverty has remained nearly unchanged and education has fallen behind other countries. How much more spending will correct that? ---- As we have discussed in the past, your use of Europe as a model completely negates the demographic of most European societies being homogeneous. This is exactly why Scandinavian countries perform well under your theories; while European countries like UK and France (having become more heterogeneous) are performing more poorly. The US being extremely diverse compared to any country in Europe cannot exist under a one size fits all education system.
Fox Point-Bayside school officials are seeking a replacement for former board President Debbie Friberg.
C. Claibourne June 21, 2013 at 09:29 am
All three of these residents should be commended for offering to serve our community. The schoolRead More board will have a difficult decision to make in choosing between these three candidates.