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Forgetting Our Land Grant Colleges History: Government Does Make Education Work For All Its People

We have forgotten that our Founding Fathers and Abraham Lincoln knew that federal and state supported public education was the lifeblood of the nation. We look back on the founding of the time-honored tradition of the land grant colleges. We ask those who think the world began with them, who do you think educated those who educated those who educated you? Continue reading

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‘The Boundaries Of The University Shall Be The Boundaries Of The State’: A Lesson Wisconsin and Scott Walker Forgot

Most people knew that Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker would attack public education after his re-election in 2014, but his $300M cuts to one of the premier research institution is stunning by any measure. The privatization of public education is happening at record speed. How and why did we lose sight of the fact that PUBLIC education benefits all of us. Our heart bleeds for the University of Wisconsin and others facing the same fate. Continue reading

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They’re Back: Those Wonderful People In Wisconsin Who Will Not Give Up

Those incredible people in Wisconsin continue to inspire us and show us what democracy looks like. They were back to mark the anniversary of Governor Scott Walker’s anti-union legislation and to look forward to the recall election in June. Continue reading

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The Walker Recall: A Win For Democracy And Robert LaFollette

Wisconsin has shown us the way on how to save our democracy with the culmination of the recall of Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker. Long live democracy and the work of Robert LaFollette Continue reading

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January 2012: Lena Taylor

With the recall of Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker due soon, it’s good to reflect back on the events of a year ago to understand how and why this recall is happening. Wisconsin State Senator Lena Taylor, one of the ‘Wisconsin 14’ remembers back to those historic days in February 2011. Continue reading

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A Few Random Thoughts From Madison

I decided to make a somewhat spontaneous trip to Madison to check out the First Democracy Convention that ran August 24-28.  Hats off to Ben Manski, the Executive Director for Liberty Tree for all the work involved to create and … Continue reading

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Fighting Bob Fest North: The Progressive Voice Will Not Be Silenced

I love my native state of Wisconsin.  And I will bear with her as she goes through this schizophrenic part of her history.  As difficult as that may be.  This week was another case in point.  Wisconsin is home to … Continue reading

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A Tip of The Hat to Those in Badgerland

I find it’s sometimes hard not to become discouraged when we take a look around at all that is happening in the world today.  It can overwhelm us and make us feel powerless in our ability to change or readdress … Continue reading

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‘This is What Democracy Looks Like’: A Visit to Madison

We are native Wisconsinites.  We have a daughter currently pursuing a Ph.D. at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.  Madison is a five-hour drive from where we live, so this past weekend, my husband and I drove to visit our daughter and … Continue reading

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