Today’s episode is all about the American K–12 school system in Wisconsin and beyond. Educator and activist Bob Peterson joins us to discuss a host of issues related to public education, including austerity measures that have stripped funding from public schools, the proliferation of testing and its effects on learning, effects of privatization, the importance […]
Hot on the heels of similar victories in Oklahoma and West Virginia, striking teachers in Kentucky celebrated last week’s override of Governor Matt Bevin’s veto of legislation that would provide more funding for Kentucky public schools. As a result, Kentucky will now enact 50-cent hike in cigarette taxes and a 6 percent sales tax on […]
Even though it was a very different organization — and a very different state — at the time, Wisconsin is the birthplace of the Republican party, which got its start at a schoolhouse in Ripon in 1854. To this day, Wisconsin continues to influence GOP policy nationwide, from Janesville Representative Paul Ryan’s ascendancy to Speaker […]
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 […]
Morning Buzz host Jonathan Zarov interviews Craig Segal, who is a teacher at school on NW side of Chicago. They talk about the teacher Day of Action in Chicago today. The union called a walkout and teachers are picketing in front of their schools and then gathering together for a protest.
Tim Slekar, Dean of Education at Edgewood College, joins Thursday Buzz host Tony Castaneda to talk about the state of public education in Wisconsin and the effects further cuts will have on it.