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 […]
8 O’Clock Buzz host Jonathan Zarov interviews Ken Taylor, Executive Director of the Wisconsin Council on Children and Families (WCCF) regarding the the latest KIDS COUNT® Data Book released today by the Annie E. Casey Foundation. “Wisconsin has a lot of work to do to improve outcomes for children of color,” said Ken Taylor, executive […]
(WORT) — Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker delivered the annual State of the State address this week. The Governor was to turn the corner on a failed presidential run in 2015 and lackluster approval ratings.
(WORT) — Percy Brown Jr. is the director of equity and student achievement with the Middleton-Cross Plains School District. Brown spoke to Kristian Knusten on the phone to discuss the intersection of race and education — in Madison and around the Dane County region.