Let’s talk about Foxconn. Last week the Wisconsin Assembly passed the Foxconn bill, which includes a massive 3 billion dollar tax break to the Taiwanese company. The bill is currently being discussed in the state Senate’s Joint Finance Committee. First up, Representative Dianne Hesselbein of Middleton starts off the program with a recap of last week’s […]
Next Monday the Madison Metropolitan School Board will consider Isthmus Montessori Academy’s application to become a public charter school. Today, Carousel Baryd speaks with advocates for and against the proposal. Current school board member Nicki Vander Meulen and former school board member and teacher Marjorie Passman explain why they are opposed to the proposal. Prior school board […]
The new mall curfew went into effect last weekend. Student leader Dija Manly, Kim Gaspar-Rabuck, and TimeBank Dane County Executive Director Lorrie Hurckes Dwyer join Carousel to discuss the racial impact of this curfew and the pushout of youth of color from the community. The Youth Escort Policy lists fifteen rules that will now take place […]
MMSD approved a $390 million dollar preliminary operating budget last night in a 7-0 vote. Board members Thomas J Mertz and Anna Mueller Moffit join Carousel Bayrd to recap the budget and forecast the next year, including amendments for class size, Welcoming Schools initiative, and more.
We continue our Board of Directors candidate interviews with Jane Richard, Stephen Lord, and Kathy Hoveland — running for volunteer positions on the Board. Again, the volunteer group consists of 6 out of the 11 seats. The candidates running as volunteers have all volunteered at least 5 hours of authorized work in each of three […]
Pledge drive continues with Gabriel Thompson, author of “Chasing the Harvest: Migrant Workers in California Agriculture.” The stories of the more than 800,000 men, women, and children working in California’s fields—one third of the nation’s agricultural workforce—are rarely heard, despite the persistence of wage theft, dangerous working conditions, and uncertain futures. This book of oral […]