I wanted to wait a few days after Act 10 AKA “The Walker Repair Bill” took affect just in case there was a delay to the world ending.
When, in the course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another, and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the laws of nature and of nature's God entitle them, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the separation.
We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights, that among these are life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. That to secure these rights, governments are instituted among men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed. That whenever any form of government becomes destructive to these ends, it is the right of the people to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their safety and happiness. Prudence, indeed, will dictate that governments long established should not be changed for light and transient causes; and accordingly all experience hath shown that mankind are more disposed to suffer, while evils are sufferable, than to right themselves by abolishing the forms to which they are accustomed. But when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such government, and to provide new guards for their future security. — Such has been the patient sufferance of these colonies; and such is now the necessity which constrains them to alter their former systems of government. The history of the present King of Great Britain is a history of repeated injuries and usurpations, all having in direct object the establishment of an absolute tyranny over these states. To prove this, let facts be submitted to a candid world.
I just wanted to wish everyone a happy
Late last week, I was on a call discussing the voucher program for students with disabilities (AB110). As you may recall, I testified in front of the Education Committee to not support this bill, for a number of reasons.
One of the arguments for this bill that I have heard is that "the money follows the child". In theory, I suppose this could be true. But I have a hard time believing that the money set aside for individuals with disabilities is the true cost to educate them. What if the amount of money that is following the student is not enough to fully educate them? What happens to the student? What does the voucher, charter, private school do? Do they not fully educate the student? Does the family need to kick in the difference? Do they send the student back to the public school?
Woman says she’s too ‘educated’ to be kicked off
By Liz Goodwin
Poll: 42 Percent of Americans Don’t Know When the
Who paid for the
As many of you know, I do not support the Voucher program for students with disabilities. Here are a few comparisons between Open Enrollment, Charter Schools and Voucher Schools.
Here are some General Quality Requirement comparisons:
My neighbor, Brandon Payne, opened a hair salon a year or two ago. I'd thought about giving it a try, but, after unsatisfactory results at several salons since moving to South Milwaukee nine years ago, I had become so used to cutting my own hair, it was just easier not to.
Until last week. I made an appointment for Friday. Just a light trim, I asked, with a little shaping in the back. Brandon did that. It turned out pretty good. The test was not just was I satisfied, but what would my husband and daughter think. The didn't even notice that my hair had been cut. Perfect!
There is lots of sports news to report this week. First, my son and I ran in the Summerfest "Rock and Sole" Half-Marathon on Sunday, July 10th. The first 6 miles of this 13.1 miles race were on the Hoan Bridge. It was incredibly hot, humid and almost no breeze. At about 10:30 am the race officials "black-flagged" the race which means they stopped timing it in order to encourage people to walk. The times were, however, posted. My son finished in 1' 28". I finished in 2' 56" which is my slowest time ever in a half. That time reflects a large amount of walking. An unusually large number of runners did not finish. I enjoyed the race although it was potentially dangerous to run in this heat and a number of people were overwhelmed. There were lots of people walking who otherwise would have been running. The race also featured a 10k ( about 6.2 miles).
At least two dozen runners collapsed from the heat and were taken by ambulance to area hosptials. Over 50 runners received emergency medical attention on-site. Some of the water stations ran out of water and that may have contributed to the problem. I saw several of the water stations being replenished with deliveries of gallon jugs and bottled water. Here is a link to the Journal Sentinel article: http://www.jsonline.com/news/milwaukee/125290458.html
Last night on the Fox News at 9:00 they ran the story of the Lose the Training Wheels Bike Camp that was held at Cudahy High School. Here is a link to the story: http://www.fox6now.com/news/witi-20110710-lose-training-wheel,0,4125419.story
Are Schools Covered by IDEA (Individual with Disabilities Education Act)
As many of you have noticed, I haven’t been posting lately. For that, I am sorry.
Admissions and Accessibility
Discrimination in the Application Process
We found a new use the other day for disposable diapers, thanks to our daughter’s bright idea. We opened them up and laid them flat inside down to form a berm around the perimeter of a rather large pool of effluent that had bubbled up from the basement floor drain in furnace room.
“They can absorb an awful lot of water,” she said, “so that might help contain it and keep it from spreading.”
Did you know that the 6 Recall Democrats running in the recall elections, NOT 1 – NOT ONE, is running on repealing Act 10 (The Walker Bill).