This month marks the ten-year anniversary of former governor Scott Walker’s introduction of the bill now known as Act 10—a piece of legislation ostensibly meant to repair the state budget but that ultimately stripped away union rights for public employees. There was a massive uprising in response, with an estimated 100,000 people or more attending […]
With local elections on the horizon, Tuesday host Carousel Bayrd begins her coverage of the candidates running for office. Today, she is joined in the studio by the three candidates for seat 6 on the Madison school board: Karen Ball, Maia Pearson, and Christina Gomez Schmidt. Over the course of the hour, the candidates introduce […]
Summer is winding down and school is back in session! Carousel celebrates the first day back in class with school board president Gloria Reyes and recently-elected school board member Ananda Mirilli from the Madison Metropolitan School District. They discuss the search for a new superintendent, the importance of extending support to teachers in their struggle […]
Let’s talk education! For today’s episode, Ali hosts a roundtable discussion with Mary Swenson (English teacher, West High School), Natasha Sullivan (7th/8th grade teacher, Badger Rock Middle School), Lydia Hester (student, East High School), and special guest Walter about navigating the divide between teachers, students, and administrators. They spend the hour talking about issues vital […]
As the new 2018 school year looms, Stu Levitan looks back on Madison’s efforts to make its teaching staff as racially diverse as its population, on this week’s Madison in the Sixties.
Teacher strikes in Oklahoma are reaching the two-week mark. Why are teachers protesting? And what are the similarities to the Wisconsin strike seven years ago? Tony Castaneda gets the lowdown Mike Elk, reporter for The Guardian and Senior Labor Reporter for Payday Report, a site that provides labor reporting in news deserts.