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:
Safety Town Interviews and Cold Case Homicide Investigations Featured on July's Episode of Mission: Possible
Police Department Cable Show Information
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.
I first heard about Art ‘N Oddities from a friend of mine. She had taken a class there once before, and thoroughly enjoyed it. When she spotted a deal on Groupon for a faux mosaic class, she invited me along. I thought “Oh no, another craft class! My house is starting to look like a craft store already, with all the different arts and crafts projects I have going.” But the price, location and the opportunity to have a night out with good company was too good to pass up. It sounded like fun, and I decided to join the ladies and give it a try.
I was a little early, so I waited outside for the gang to arrive. The shop is located in Milwaukee, around 58th and Lincoln. I stood there studying the building, still amazed at how many times I have driven right by and never knew it was there! If not for the specific instructions on where it was located, I would have driven right past this quaint little place.
Technology Helps Emergency Personnel Notify Community
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 Liberal scheme of things poltical uses the old Alinsky tactic of repeat, repeat, repeat. Their hope is that the most gullible will believe these distortions, and repeat them again.
In the latest assault on Romney a member of Obama's staff said Romeny is a felon centers around Romney's position at Bain Capital during the1999-2001 period. Romney and Bain are made out to be those awful evil corporate people who outsourced jobs overseas and, for Romney for investing abroad.
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’.
Have you ever had a moment where you’ve looked at your child and thought, “Is that really my little boy?” or “Can that young woman really be my daughter?” I recall a time when my son James ran up to me after swimming. For a second I didn’t recognize my own son! Overnight it seemed he had grown several inches! His cheeks slimmed down, and his shoulders were broad like a young man. But just yesterday he had been my little boy!
“ 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:
Have you ever wanted to paint a beautiful picture, but do not have a creative bone in your body? Or have you been blessed with the “crafty” gene and are looking for something new and exciting? Whether you are a veteran painter or have never even attempted a paint-by-numbers kit, I have just the place for you–Uptown Art Uncorked!
Located in Sussex, WI, Uptown Art Uncorked combines a painting class with cocktails in a studio setting. Who would have ever thought? Uptown offers a wide range of paintings for kids, adults, couples or families! They have a complete calendar online that you can choose from ahead of time. Daytime, evening and weekend classes are available.
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”.
As some of you know, a "Scare Me" letter, sent by Lou Pritchett, a former P&G exective to President Obama in 2009 went viral on the internet the past 3 years. .
With his permission another letter he's written, in April, 2012, is reproduced below: