As she prepares to move east to take a position at Harvard University, Jen Cheatham joins Carousel in the studio to reflect on her six years as superintendent of the Madison Metropolitan School District. Their conversation is wide-ranging and includes topics like addressing racial equity in Madison schools, the role of parents in effecting change, […]
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 […]
A citywide day of action in Chicago last Friday brought tens of thousands of people into the streets and onto picket lines as part of an intensifying fight to keep public services and institutions funded. Darien Lamen was there, and filed this report from the front lines in Illinois’ “fight for funding.”
Vice President of Support Our Schools (SOS) Wauwatosa and President of the Wauwatosa common council, Dennis McBride joins 8 O’Clock Buzz host Tony Castaneda to talk about cuts to public education while voucher and charter schools see additional state funding under the current administration.