Primary Election Day is Next Tuesday, Feb. 21

You Can Make Get-Out-The-Vote Phone Calls for Tony Evers Spring Primary Election Day is next Tuesday, February 21. Early voting has started in Madison and elsewhere. Information about your polling place, and where, when and how you can vote early is available on the State of Wisconsin Elections Commission website. Members of the WEAC Political […]

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Let’s Keep Winning

No matter how Donald Trump’s nomination of Betsy DeVos for Secretary of Education ends, what we are doing to fight the nomination is working. We just have to keep it up. As advocates for students, public education and organized labor, we have spent a lot of time in the last several years examining our losses […]

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Join Your Colleagues and Say NO to DeVos

Donald Trump Education Secretary nominee Betsy DeVos is a billionaire whose family founded the Amway corporation and who has never worked in education in any capacity. Instead, she has donated untold millions of dollars to pro-privatization groups and political candidates that aim to pull money out of the public schools that 90 percent of our […]

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Don’t Let Trump Give it All Away

Donald Trump hasn’t said much about education in his 69 years on Earth, but everything he has told us is terrifying. That is why the presidents of the National Education Association and American Federation of Teachers found it necessary to co-author a petition affirming the right of public schools to exist, and why more than […]

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Welcome December

I don’t know about you, but I am happy to have November 2016 in my rear view mirror. The colder weather we will face in the next few months is nothing compared to the cold realities we faced on Election Night and in its aftermath. The November 8 election results for President, Congress and the […]

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Post-Election

Like all of the WEAC Region 6 members I have talked to, I am excruciatingly unhappy with last night’s election results for President, Congress and the Wisconsin Legislature. I talk to my Oregon High School students all the time about dealing with disappointment, listening to those they might disagree with, and embracing our nation’s great […]

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Your Students are Counting on You

Vote for the Education Candidates Throughout WEAC Region 6, members of the union have met with and surveyed candidates for state Legislature and other offices to determine who is best for public education, children and public education employees. All of the candidates within the region were invited to attend. When the interviews were over, the […]

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The Cure for This Sickening Election

Two weeks ago, I wrote about the difficulty of teaching high school social studies in our current political environment. Since then, I have seen numerous articles about teachers who are having the same dilemma, including teachers who work with students at the elementary and middle school level. Many teachers are wondering if it is wrong […]

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Elections Matter, No Matter What

It is impossible for us to ignore the presidential election now that the first debate is in our rear view mirror, even if we want to. In fact, given that I am a social studies teacher who has committed himself to helping young people understand the importance of preserving democracy in a number of important […]

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It’s September, So Let’s Start Talking

I love September. I really do. And I’m not just talking about the weather, which is sometimes perfect in September in Wisconsin, and, well, sometimes not. September is when I reclaim my social studies classroom at Oregon High School from whatever went on in it during the summer. Painting, floor waxing and summer school are […]

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