Kevin Fischer is a veteran broadcaster, the recipient of over 150 major journalism awards from the Milwaukee Press Club, the Wisconsin Associated Press, the Northwest Broadcast News Association, the Wisconsin Bar Association, and others. He has been seen and heard on Milwaukee TV and radio stations for over three decades. A longtime aide to state Senate Republicans in the Wisconsin Legislature, Kevin can be seen offering his views on the news on the public affairs program, "InterCHANGE," on Milwaukee Public Television Channel 10, and heard filling in on Newstalk 1130 WISN. He lives with his wife, Jennifer, and their lovely baby daughter, Kyla Audrey, in Franklin.
Like pigs at a trough, Franklin Public School officials anxiously awaited the recent announcement from the state Department of Public Instruction (DPI) of how much anticipated state general school aid the district would be receiving next school year, 2012-13. It’s an estimate now with the final certified amount to be determined in mid-October.
A few days ago the numbers were released for every school district in the state. Let’s see where the wheel of state money fortune stopped for
Oooooooohh. That’s a lot of cashola. Good news, right?
Let’s do the math for public school grads that always had trouble in this area.
At this point in the process,
That’s no good.
But wait! This isn’t all that bad!
We merely go to the same playbook we
Can we expect the folks who run our under-achieving school district to operate like the rest of us who’ve had to adjust to a recession? The answer is hell yes, we can. But they won’t.
The state of Wisconsin historically has been very generous when it comes to funding public education. However the educrats with outstretched hands will never, ever be satisfied. It will never be enough.
Despite the positive results of the spring