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.