Guest commentary from Ruth Elmer:
Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work. Thomas A. Edison
I was privileged to be at a luncheon that featured Wisconsin Supreme Court Justice Annette Ziegler. The above quote is one of her favorites. She reminded a room full of women that our “foremothers”, “The Suffragettes” endured much to give us (women) the right to vote.
In the February election fewer than 5% of all registered voters in the state bothered to get out and vote. In April we have an election, will you be one of the 20% who are expected to vote? Our great-grandmothers surely expected better from us. Although Justice Ziegler is running unopposed, I hope you will show your support for integrity as she serves Wisconsin. Give her your vote.
The most important state wide election on April 4th is for Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction
Dr. Lowell Holtz was also a speaker at the luncheon. His question, “Who has the greatest influence on your property tax bill? The governor? No, it’s the DPI.” The Wisconsin Institute for Law & Liberty has a study (Apples to Apples) that compares public school results with charter, voucher, and private schools. With $2,000 less per-student, the voucher/choice/private schools get better results. But, we will surely hear that the additional amount Governor Walker is proposing for education is not nearly enough!
Dr. Holtz also said that when he went to bed one night there were over 50 failing schools in Milwaukee. How did Tony Evers solve the problem? He lowered the expectations so that all schools were above the fail line. Education for the inner city student was not improved.
Dr. Holtz also promises to work toward eliminating Common Core and give control of your schools back to your school board.
VOTE APRIL 4th.
Guest commentary by Ron Zahn:
What state-wide elected officer potentially has the greatest impact on your taxes and quality of life? I would suggest it might be the Superintendent of Public Instruction, the officer who heads the largely independent Department of Public Instruction. On April 4, in the Spring General Election, we have the opportunity to vote for needed change.
The incumbent Tony Evers said upon taking office in 2009 “Let me be clear – more of the same is not enough.” Now, after eight years of “more of the same,” of serving the system, not the kids, it's time for beneficial change.
Dr. Lowell Holtz is fully qualified to lead that change, having many years of experience in law enforcement and as a teacher, principal, and superintendent in Wisconsin. What will Lowell bring to the DPI office?
Dr. Holtz is running under the acronym ASK: Always Serve Kids.
Learn more at www.Kidservative.org
Hate is real
Love is real
Stupidity is real
Courage is real
“It’s not what you know, it’s who you know” is real
“Beautiful people get more privileges” is real
“Smarter people have more advantages” is real
“Abortion is murder” is real
“Teacher’s unions destroy education” is real
“Liberals are uniformly hypocrites” is real
"Guns save lives" is real
Criminals are real
“2 + 2 = 4” is real
“Lucy pulls the football away from Charlie Brown (again)” is real
Umm…really…WHAT’S YOUR POINT?