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Matt Gamble April 11, 2014 at 11:07 am
Crazy story hey? Geez with all the blue fisters at the capitol last year you would have thought theRead More schools were going to crumble, teachers run for the hills and close all the doors. Turns out good fiscal sense and responsibility actually pay off. Wow, who would have thought? Who knows maybe we should try this on the Federal level.
Hydra April 14, 2014 at 10:59 am
More proof that Act 10 is working. Hail Hydra!
Mr Lundt April 11, 2014 at 08:41 am
Well--At least you were comfortable revealing your ignorance again. Now that you have been TOLD itRead More was sarcasm you still don't get it? Laughable.
Hydra April 14, 2014 at 12:49 pm
How much does school STAFF pay to park?
Hydra April 15, 2014 at 07:05 am
Administration, you sound like a fool. Hail Hydra!
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Steve Thunder December 9, 2013 at 08:03 am
Common Core has way too many problems to be glossed over with articles like this. The problems areRead More many and the real reasoning behind this type of program is to promote a secular lifestyle that only allows specific types of thought, it denigrates the true history of this country and calls into question the beliefs of the founders of this country. Common Core must be stopped, period...
Pupils practice cursive writing. Credit: AFP/Getty Images
Robert Zeller November 15, 2013 at 10:58 am
We can't let this happen to our under educated children. Learning to write free(s) the brain up toRead More think for itself. We are better served if we know how to write the old fashioned way.
Lincoln November 18, 2013 at 04:37 pm
My kids have been students at three Waukesha public schools and none have taught cursive. MyRead More co-worker told me last week that his kids, at yet a 4th Waukesha public school, is also not going to be taiught cursive. Dropping cursive seems to have quietly been policy in SDW for many years. I had to teach my own 12 year old how to sign his name last year and that's the only cursive he knows.
Tj November 18, 2013 at 05:55 pm
I had to teach an entire generation how to implement a genocidal Civil War, step by step, but it wasRead More well worth it. I received a commendation from General Petraeus and an honorary degree from WCTC! Now I'm ready to make my millions.
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Mr Lundt October 25, 2013 at 04:52 pm
Here's a thought. Don't get them a cell phone. Enough kids and adults have one that if they needRead More one for that uber- rare emergency---they can get one.
Lincoln October 16, 2013 at 01:32 pm
@Mike Talin: noticeably absent from your interest list are "parents". Parents are theRead More primary customers of any school district. Our school board doesn't seem to understand this. If they were the board of directors of a for-profit company they would be failing miserably because they don't care a whit about their customers. Heck most of them don't even think of parents as customers. "Mr. and Mrs. Smith, this educatin' stuff is very complicated. You just send us your money and your children and we'll take it from there." My experience with the SDW board has been that parents' concerns are an annoyance.
Lincoln October 16, 2013 at 02:05 pm
@Steve Edlund: I predict the appointee will be someone already deeply embedded in the system. NoRead More average private citizen stands a chance of being picked. And getting elected/re-elected costs money and requires connections. Very, very few of Waukesha's citizens could have ever have any hope of being on the school board. Oh, and I've yet to meet a single person in public office that is truly altruistic. People only want those jobs because they have an agenda.
Rufus Jackson October 16, 2013 at 11:31 pm
Who cares about schools? The teachers are all unionized socialists and the boards are all unionRead More representatives. All kids should be homeschooled.
Rufus Jackson October 9, 2013 at 01:26 pm
Yes. Have you? You should look at it.
Annie Nominous October 10, 2013 at 12:12 am
@ Rufus...who are you addressing? You sound a bit rude.
Annie Nominous October 7, 2013 at 10:53 am
Mr. Lundt...how do you equate online posters condemning parents who care about their children'sRead More health with victim-hood? Please explain. Victim-hood is not a "buzz" word that I use.
Mr Lundt October 7, 2013 at 05:45 pm
Annie--no online posters condemned parents who care about their children's health. That was yourRead More phony victim crusade.
Annie Nominous October 10, 2013 at 12:40 am
Mr. Lundt, you sure love to use the buzz words. I tried to explain myself and I realize that you areRead More one of those who has his mind made up no matter what...just stringing me along. Good-bye, Mr. Lundt.
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Mr Lundt October 3, 2013 at 02:55 pm
I can only imagine what a wonderful adult and employee these bubble wrapped children will be. PartRead More of the greatness of homework is that it teaches your child discipline and organization. Obviously a skill totally above the head of the author. A good parent helps the kids both organize and understand the importance of getting your job done correctly and on time. It is also the job of the parent to know homework rules over virtually all other commitments. Schools fail for many reasons ---a leading cause are bad parents. Uninvolved parents. Parents that create silly excuses for poor behavior. Parents like the author.
Dee Hardrath October 3, 2013 at 04:50 pm
I can't believe we've come to such a point in our culture that parents are whining (yes I saidRead More whining) about children's homework. For pete's sake! I couldn't agree more with Mr. Lundt.
Annie Nominous October 3, 2013 at 05:08 pm
The Greatest Generation parents did not sit with their children after the family dinner untilRead More bedtime helping their children with homework because homework loads were manageable by the children alone, and the children still had free time to be a child. Baby Boomer parents are correct...homework loads are over-the-top. But Baby Boomer parents are, in part, to blame because they want their children to be the smartest, along with being an accomplished athlete, musician, student leader, etc. Teachers and parents are both to blame for stealing children's free-play time and micro-managing their young lives. Homework levels and study pressures are out-of-control. Sadly, many (not all) Baby Boomer parents want their children's successes to reflect their 'superior' parenting. It now seems the newer generation of students, following the Baby Boomer children, are also caught in this homework trap. And how can so many parents claim to have the "smartest" student? I have met so many that do!
Dani MarieBernadette D'Angelo September 30, 2013 at 11:49 am
Congratulations Britta Brinkmann and Claire Howard and Sarah Giordano !!!!! Your hard work is payingRead More off. You have already found out what you are made of and are on your way to a successful life. God Bless each one of you and may you each receive the scholarship you so richly deserve. Enjoy
Dee Hardrath October 3, 2013 at 04:57 pm
I don't know any of the students mentioned but would still like to say "congratulations"Read More to them for such an outstanding achievement. Good work and good luck!
Erin September 24, 2013 at 12:16 pm
If I'm reading the website correctly, the nominee must have grauated in 2003 or earlier...
Tj September 24, 2013 at 05:16 pm
Let this be at the top of your Wall of Fame: voted Waukesha West's sexiest supermodel, future nunRead More and aspiring Saint Kathy Spancrete's top honors in undergraduate pole dancing earned her a full board scholarship to Cardinal Stritch. She now has an Athletic Department-Purchased pole and disco ball in her Cardinal Stritch dorm room. Last week at homecoming, Kath taught me everything I need to know about the birds and the bees. Kath, you're the best! Trust me-- you're gonna be a great mother! You made the right decision! Go Wolves! Go Wolverines!
Students sign the texting and driving pledge at Waukesha North (Submitted)
Tj September 24, 2013 at 06:57 pm
I've honed my exemplary driving and texting skills by watching YouTube videos on repeat whileRead More stopped at traffic lights. That said, I'm driving 85 mph as I type this! Hats off to AT&T!
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Mr Lundt September 22, 2013 at 10:33 am
I would never enter my daughter in one of these. For the government to comment on this let aloneRead More pass laws is yet another example of the arrogant elitist attitudes of the ruling class.