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Thu May 28, 2015, 03:43 PM

 

Walker's fire-bombing of public education in Wisconsin (national perspective from WaPo)

What is the Wisconsin Legislature trying to do to public education in Republican Gov. Scott Walker’s state?

State Superintendent Tony Evers has gone on record accusing lawmakers of moving toward new legislation “that erodes the basic foundation of Wisconsin’s public school system.” How? By legislature efforts that include refusing to spend more money on public education for the first time in more than 20 years while while giving millions of dollars more to expand a private voucher program, slashing higher education funding, and weakening licensing rules for teachers.

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http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/answer-sheet/wp/2015/05/28/what-the-heck-is-going-on-with-wisconsin-public-education/

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Reply Walker's fire-bombing of public education in Wisconsin (national perspective from WaPo) (Original post)
Still In Wisconsin May 2015 OP
world wide wally May 2015 #1
Ed Suspicious May 2015 #2
world wide wally May 2015 #3
Ed Suspicious May 2015 #4
world wide wally May 2015 #5
Scuba May 2015 #9
locks May 2015 #6
Still In Wisconsin May 2015 #7
Scuba May 2015 #8
lutefisk May 2015 #10

Response to Still In Wisconsin (Original post)

Thu May 28, 2015, 04:10 PM

1. You people in Wisconsin keep voting for it… now you'll probably try to put him in the White House

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Response to world wide wally (Reply #1)

Thu May 28, 2015, 04:17 PM

2. Piss on you.

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Response to Ed Suspicious (Reply #2)

Thu May 28, 2015, 04:20 PM

3. You should worry more about getting people to vote in Wisconsin than me taking notice

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Response to world wide wally (Reply #3)

Thu May 28, 2015, 04:24 PM

4. What the fuck is up with the condescension? You realize the people on this site did

work incredibly hard to oust this puke. Why are you attacking us for not doing enough? It's beyond insulting. I take personal offense when you tell us that "we keep voting for him." I take personal offense when you lay the blame at us. . . the same people who collected recall signatures and marched on the capitol. The same people who called out voting irregularities. The same people who observed at the polls. Just knock it off.

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Response to Ed Suspicious (Reply #4)

Thu May 28, 2015, 04:37 PM

5. OK. Your point it taken.

Now, what do you suggest we do?
It's about to effect the entire country

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Response to world wide wally (Reply #1)

Fri May 29, 2015, 06:58 AM

9. Bite me.

 

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Response to Still In Wisconsin (Original post)

Thu May 28, 2015, 08:07 PM

6. My hat's off to

the many Dems in states like WI who work so hard to stop the crazies like Walker.

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Response to locks (Reply #6)

Thu May 28, 2015, 08:54 PM

7. I, for one, appreciate that.

 

I've never understood the trashing that goes on here sometimes against people in red states...as if the Republicans in those red states are here on DU posting stories. Obviously, WE are the ones trying to keep Wisconsin from turning deep red. Nothing feels worse than having democrats like the person who replied above, presumably hailing from states that are more blue than ours, look down their noses at us or even call US idiots...as if we actually like what Scott Walker has done to our state.

I still believe that this, too, shall pass. We have "given" this country Joe McCarthy and Scott Walker, but also Russ Feingold, Fightin' Bob LaFollette, and Tammy Baldwin, to name a few. The haters on DU who call us idiots now can check back in when we put Russ Feingold back in the Senate in '16!

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Response to Still In Wisconsin (Original post)

Fri May 29, 2015, 06:57 AM

8. The destruction of public education in Wisconsin is in high gear, roaring down the highway.

 

I simply cannot fathom what's happening to education (and other things) here in my state. Clearly the Koch puppet has been ordered to kill education. There's no other way to see it.

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Response to Scuba (Reply #8)

Fri May 29, 2015, 01:36 PM

10. This is their window of opportunity, and they're going for it

Perfect storm- ambitious and soulless governor who will do anything to garner support from right wing extremists, a dumb and mean gerrymandered RWNJ legislature that sold its collective soul and can't turn back, a court system rigged to squash any opposition, and a press that strives to see two sides to everything and the good in everyone. And Scott Jensen.

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