Saturday, April 13, 2013
School officials admitted bullying was part of an incident in a Wisconsin district that went viral on social media in late March, though police said nothing was wrong initially. Why the discrepancies?
It took school officials in a Wisconsin district two weeks to conclude that an incident involving four boys was actually bullying, despite initial determinations by police that the kids were merely involved in horseplay. The father of the bullied boy posted a photograph on Facebook protesting the incident, and the Kaukauna Area School District's handling of it, and the picture went viral, with more than 450,000 shares. The March 26 post shows matthew Bent with his son holding a sign advocating for anti-bullying support. The post, in part, reads: "Yesterday, my son was bodyslammed 3 times by a bully, the same bully that has been making my son's school year a nightmare. ... (I contacted an officer and) he told me that because my son …
Monday, May 7, 2012
If voters are leaning more toward Barrett in Tuesday's recall election, it may be because Falk overplayed her hand as unions' champion, while Milwaukee mayor plays more to the middle.
A comparison of leading Democratic candidates Kathleen Falk and Tom Barrett going into Tuesday’s recall primary shows their differences are more about style and political strategy than substance on the issues. Both campaigns have hammered against Gov. Scott Walker’s cuts to public education and vowed to restore school spending. Both have focused on the need for job creation and derided Walker’s record on it. On public health matters, the economy and, yes, on collective bargaining for public workers, they are essentially on the same page over the long haul. Where Falk and Barrett differ is not as much in their ultimate policy aims, but in their approaches. Falk entered the race in mid-January, almost the instant the deadline for turning in …
Monday, December 5, 2011
The Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel obtained a slideshow showing Gov. Scott Walker received information that job data released over the summer, days before a special election, was questionable.
Gov. Scott Walker's administration may have inflated job numbers over the summer, just days before a special election to recall Republican senators, according to a story in the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel. Walker held a press conference in July announcing 9,500 new jobs in Wisconsin - a remarkable number considering the entire country created 18,000 jobs in July. The newspaper obtained a report from the state labor department calling the results "very questionable."