Tim Slekar, Dean of Education at Edgewood College, calls in to discuss education funding announced in the latest state budget, the race for state Superintendent, and his own desire for $150,000 and a chauffeur.
Did you know there is a primary election for Wisconsin State Superintendent of Public Instruction? The election is three weeks away, and it’s important you know who’s on the ballot. Guests include candidates John Humphries, Richard Melcher, and incumbent Tony Evers. Lowell Holtz declined the invitation.
Today’s show– Madison Metropolitan School District Board candidates Ed Hughes, Nicki Vander Meulen, and Matt Andrzejewski all join Carousel in the studio today. The three vie for one of two school board seats on the February ballot. The primary election will be held on February 21st.
Betsy DeVos, influential lobbyist and former Chair of the Michigan Republican Party, has been nominated as the next Secretary of Education. Edgewood College’s Dean of Education sees it as part of a continued attack on public education. He joins us in the studio to talk about DeVos and a Wisconsin legislator’s recent promise to scour […]
The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel’s recent report on the effects of Act 10 on education in the last five years found a sharp increase in teacher turnover rates around Wisconsin, driven by a new “free agency” dynamic. Mark Lindsey, a local teacher and President of WEAC’s Region 6, talks to Tony Castaneda about the shifts in […]
David Wolinsky of the video-games oral-history site Don’t Die joins Tone Madison’s Scott Gordon and Mark Riechers to discuss the Games Learning Society, a UW-Madison research unit that explores the intersection of gaming and education. GLS’ founders recently announced that they will be leaving UW-Madison for new posts at the University of California-Irvine. Photo illustration […]