As those of you who hang out in the left-of-liberal internet world and have any interest in the state of public education in America may have already noticed, a heartening trend is brewing – there is more and more intellectual energy going into a left critique of centrist educational reform in America. Yes, a spectre
Gov. Scott Walker has given a supporter’s son a fat state job. Said son, Brian Deschane, has no relevant education, no direct work experience and two DUIs. Additionally, Walker has promoted the unqualified individual, and given him a 26% pay raise within two months of being on the job. Mr. Deschane’s father was one of Walker’s
Defying weeks of overwhelming protests, the Wisconsin Senate yesterday dropped the other shoe and voted to kill collective bargaining for public employees. Opposition to this has been united among the left. How have various parts of the progressive mosaic represented the news? Below are some highlights. First, the story from last night: The extraordinary turn
Dismantling the lies being told in Wisconsin. by Walter Brasch Historian and satirist Thomas Carlyle said “a lie cannot live.” However, Mark Twain casually remarked, “It shows that he did not know how to tell them.” More than a century later, newly-elected Gov. Scott Walker and the Republican-dominated Wisconsin legislature have proven themselves to be
Matt steps away from his usual unreasonable revolutionary politics to ask why the GOP can’t even play by its own rules.
…over 10,000 Wisconsinites marched on the state Capitol yesterday, students walked out of high schools throughout the state, and public employees held banners along roadways in defense of their collective bargaining rights.