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Steve Strieker
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In the Name of Jesus, DeVos to Destory Public Schools
Public education supporters have legit reasons to be worried about President-elect Donald Trump's pick for Secretary of Education, Betsy DeVos.   Living through the assault on government schooling in my home state of Wisconsin by Governor Scott Walker and h...

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It's Not That Simple
I love this great political and personal weave by Keith Woods of NPR.  It is a worthy read and a better listen .  "Love of country can't be accurately measured by whether someone sits or stands or slouches or sings. It's not that simple." ~Woods, NPR Today ...

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BATs v. Free Market Fairy
Here we go again. Once more, the hope and promise of a new year is trashed by more divisive legislation proposed by Wisconsin's Republican Party. To the elation of the GOP's machismo-minded supporters, Governor Walker's  divide-and-conquer  approach to mana...

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Full Steam Ahead: Ignoring the Evidence on Performance Pay
My letter to the editor (below) was  published this week in the Janesville Gazette: Stack Ranking Teachers, More Bureaucracy Janesville School District officials are pitching a pay-for-performance teacher salary structure not supported by educational reason...

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Full Steam Ahead: Ignoring the Evidence on Performance Pay
My letter to the editor (below) was  published this week in the Janesville Gazette: Stack Ranking Teachers, More Bureaucracy Janesville School District officials are pitching a pay-for-performance teacher salary structure not supported by educational reason...

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Teacher Strong
A whopping two blog posts published in 2014.   What gives? Loss. Then grief. There is not much good about grief, Charlie Brown. Grief dug in and dragged me down this past year. The initial stages of grief--all necessary and normal, the experts say--left me ...

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