Republicans—what are they thinking? That’s the theme for today’s show with Tuesday host Carousel Bayrd. First, Senator Jon Erpenbach from the Joint Finance Committee discusses missed opportunities related to the state budget and Wisconsin’s unexpected, once-in-a-lifetime surplus. Why isn’t the state legislature willing to spend it on education, broadband access, and healthcare? Then, John Nichols, […]
Last week, Republicans in the Wisconsin state legislature introduced legislation designed to ban the teaching of critical race theory in K–12 and UW system schools. This appears to be the latest conservative bugaboo in the new culture wars of the twenty-first century. But we wanted to have an honest discussion: what is critical race theory? […]
Photo by Element 5 Digital on Unsplash. Earlier today, Wisconsin Republicans in the legislature announced that they had introduced legislation to ban the teaching of critical race theory in Wisconsin schools. According to Representative Gae Magnafici, a Republican from Amery, the bills would prevent the teaching of divisive ideas. “Controversial topics are welcome,” said Magnafici. […]
“Education is the great equalizer,” says outgoing Wisconsin State Superintendent Carolyn Stanford Taylor. “Education is a civil right.” Today, Carolyn Stanford Taylor joins Wednesday host Ali Muldrow on the show to reflect on her forty-one-year career in education and specifically her time spent as the Wisconsin State Superintendent of Public Instruction from 2019 to 2021. […]
After receiving increased funding through the passage of an operating referendum last fall, the Madison Metropolitan School District will begin offering full-day 4K (four-year-old kindergarten) programming for certain school boundaries in the 2021–22 school year. Today, we discuss the importance of early childhood education and the possibility of a universal 4K program in Madison with […]
Devon LaRosa is the principal at Robert M. La Follette High School. He’s previously been a principal at two Illinois schools and a school in Beloit. He joins Dr. Damita Brown to talk about his educational philosophy and being there for students. Image courtesy Madison Metropolitan School District.