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Lawsuit challenging Madison teacher contracts is politically motivated, says One Wisconsin Now Read

This is outrageous hypocrisy when you consider them sucking money out of the public school system to private schools> Their evil truly knows no bounds!

A lawsuit accusing the Madison School Board of engaging in illegal collective bargaining to the detriment of children and taxpayers was filed by a Milwaukee-based conservative legal group that is a “front” for Gov. Scott Walker, says the director of a Madison progressive advocacy group.

“It is absolutely politically motivated,” said Scot Ross, executive director of One Wisconsin Now. And it doesn’t matter that the lawsuit does not call out school board member Mary Burke — Walker’s opponent in the November election — by name, Ross says.

“This is the entity on which Burke serves,” Ross says. “Just last week, Walker started talking about Madison not taking advantage of the ‘tools’ of Act 10, then suddenly we have a lawsuit paid for by a foundation run by Walker’s campaign co-chair.”

On Sept. 3, Walker accused Burke of not harnessing the money-saving potential of Act 10 to help close the achievement gap that sees black students lagging behind white students

Read more: http://host.madison.com/news/local/writers/pat_schneider/lawsuit-challenging-madison-teacher-contracts-is-politically-motivated-says-one/article_23999c6e-39d7-11e4-89c7-f31fdcd44851.html#ixzz3D3RfyqFs

If GOP Is So Right, Why Are Red States So Far Behind?

I have a question for my Republican friends.

Yes, that sounds like the setup for a smackdown, but though the question is pointed, it is also in earnest. I’d seriously like to know:

If Republican fiscal policies really are the key to prosperity, if the GOP formula of low taxes and little regulation really does unleash economic growth, then why has the country fared better under Democratic presidents than Republican ones and why are red states the poorest states in the country?

You may recall that Bill Clinton touched on this at the 2012 Democratic Convention. He claimed that, of all the private sector jobs created since 1961, 24 million had come under Republican presidents and a whopping 42 million under Democrats. After Clinton said that, I waited for PolitiFact, the nonpartisan fact-checking organization, to knock down what I assumed was an obvious exaggeration.

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