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.
A very good piece appeared recently on the MacIver Institute's website. It begins:
“School may be out for the summer, but education issues don't go on vacation. Recently, newspapers and opinion leaders have (called) on Wisconsin citizens to forget the bad blood created in the recall movement and restore their respect for public school teachers. I agree. The time has come for respect to return to the teaching profession. The burden for this change in attitude, however, lies not with the public at large, but with the teachers themselves.”
The author is correct. Teachers have to earn respect. They don’t automatically get it simply because that’s their profession.
Read the entire piece.