Archive for the ‘Education’ Category

we must save WiscNet

Today I’m writing about an organization working largely behind the scenes to provide technical services to your children and your community. Perhaps you’re not familiar with WiscNet, but those of us who earn a living in the information technology field, especially in Wisconsin education, know about and greatly appreciate WiscNet. Frankly, we depend on them […]

panel discussion was civil and one-sided

I attended a forum tonight at St. Norbert College titled “The Budget Standoff in Madison: A Panel Discussion”. It was organized by Robert Pyne, Director of the Peace and Justice Center at St. Norbert. Here’s the description from the event on Facebook: Concerned about what is happening at our state capitol? Confused? Join Matthew Stollak, […]

teachers are using their free time

In recent days, a number of people have made this their Facebook status: “A teacher somewhere in your neighborhood tonight is grading and preparing lessons to teach your children while you are watching television. In the minute it takes you to read this, teachers all over the world are using their ‘free time’, and often […]

great protest signs in Madison

As the state of Wisconsin faces a $3.6 billion budget deficit, and Gov Scott Walker proposes changes, thousands of taxpayers descended on Madison, our state capital, to make their voices heard. Many brought signs to convey their messages. These are some of the best: This take off of the “Don’t Tread On Me” flags of […]

contraceptives for 11-year-olds? it’s true

Sometimes I find it hard to be proud to be an American. Alright, well, perhaps that’s too strong a statement. But it sure is my initial reaction when I hear about these unbelievable stories of policies here in the United States. On Wednesday, October 17, the Portland (Maine) School Committee approved a plan to distribute […]