Stories tagged: "school board"


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Q&A: Educational Theorist Michael Apple Reviews Republicans’ 40 Year War on Public Education

UW-Madison Professor Michael Apple believes conservatives’ latest attacks on school boards, teachers, and curriculum are part of a decades-long effort to undermine public education.

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Forecast for Fall Elections: More Fearmongering. The Antidote: Listening and Honesty.

Conservative attacks on crime, race, sex and gender issues helped win some spring elections, but voters in other Wisconsin communities rejected social issue challenges.

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‘The Quiet Majority Needs to Show Up’: Election Day Brings High Stakes for Schools, Local Government, Courts

Spring non-partisan races have been shaped by GOP-supported spending and messaging. Dozens of school districts forced to ask for additional local help to make up for the Legislature’s lack of support.

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Wisconsin GOP’s War on Public Schools Enters Primetime with Tuesday’s School Board Elections

While some parents are voting with teachers, school funding, and equity in mind, others are motivated by culture war issues that have exploded into the mainstream over the past year and a half.

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Opposition to School Pandemic Safeguards Becomes a Trojan Horse for Other Culture War Issues

Once-sleepy spring elections in Wisconsin get heated with comments about history, race, and the role of partisanship.

Voting stations at the Eagle Point town hall in Chippewa County (Photo by Pat Kreitlow)
Early Voting Is Underway for the April 5 Elections in Wisconsin. Here’s What You Need to Know.

On April 5, voters across the state will head to the polls to decide who will lead their city and county governments, preside over the local circuit courts and serve on the court of appeals, and represent their school districts as school board members.

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GOP Congressional Candidate Testifies Against Mask-Wearing Before School Board Drops Requirement

Derrick Van Orden also hosts “Make Masks Optional” meeting, flouting health guidance.