Two-thirds of Wisconsin’s 424 school districts will receive less general state aid in the 2012-13 school year than they did last year, according to preliminary state estimates released Friday by the Department of Public Instruction.
See Journal Sentinel report, which also states, “The largest anticipated general aid drops hover around 15%”.
Yesterday was Independence Day (The Fourth of July), a federal holiday that celebrates the adoption of the Declaration of Independence on July 4th, 1776.
The Declaration of Independence asserts that all men are created equal and are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights, including life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.
Four opinion pieces that contained references to the New Berlin School District or School Board were published in the Journal Sentinel newspaper this week.
First, there was Alan J. Borsuk’s July 1 column It’s time to give back what state’s teachers lost: Repect
Drought conditions in our state have resulted in Gov. Scott Walker declaring a state of emergency in 42 counties.
Today’s Journal Sentinel reports:
The contrast between George Romney and his son Mitt---their business careers and willingness to come clean about their financial affairs--was the focus of Paul Krugman's July 8 op-ed in the New York Times.
Paul Krugman is a Nobel Prize-winning economist, Professor of Economics and International Affairs at Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs at Princeton University, author of numerous books, and a New York Times Op-ed Columnist.
The New Berlin School Board usually meets twice a month, typically on the 2nd and 4th Mondays of the month. (Conveys the District of New Berlin website)
FYI: Last month, the School Board canceled the July 9 meeting (2nd Monday of the month).
The Cap Times editorial titled Mary Lazich goes off the rails, says:
“It is very rare, indeed, for a member of the state Legislature to accuse another legislator of circulating an ‘outright lie’.
“ Months after he mathematically locked up the Republican presidential nomination, Mitt Romney remains a political hairball that GOP insiders –conservative and otherwise—wish they could cough up before the convention in Tampa, Fla., next month, ” says Howard Fineman in his July 18 Huffington Post blog entry Mitt Romney Taxes Controversy Shows He’s Still A Tough Sell.
Fineman contends: “Republican leaders, especially conservatives, see Romney as a malleable, cynical power-grabber without principle or compass. They warned voters that Romney would be unable to take the fight to Obama on health care because he had fostered a similar program as governor of Massachusetts, and they argued that a wealthy, well-connected son of privilege was not a good spokesman for selling free-market ideas to the middle class.”
On Monday, a federal appeals court ruled that the Elmbrook School District violated the Constitutional guarantee of separation of church and state by holding past graduation ceremonies at Elmbrook Church. (See Brookfield NOW article).
Per Brookfield NOW:
Last month, I blogged about the School District of New Berlin acting like a gated community---utilizing barriers, limiting public access, insulating/isolating some people, shutting out the community. See my June 26 blog post Like a Gated Community, the NB School District…
It was intriguing to read a recent blog ( July 26, Huffington Post) by Robert L. Borosage that calls Mitt Romney a “gated candidate”.