Here is some eye-opening video that cuts to the heart of the matter. Not really about the kids after all, is it? Nah, didn't think so.
Bruce Dunford explains the survey he spent his own money out to get a feel for community interest. He prefaces his explanation with a reminder that the survey is not scientific.
School Board member, Kris Beaver says things are going too fast, and Supt. Pat Herdrich says admin. will not recommend charter.
Here you'll see School Board President Joe Carlson trying to shame and bully Board Member Randy Marquart. Carlson did a lot of this last night....raising eyebrows in question, throwing hands up, nodding, posturing. It was quite a performance.
I'm including this video for it's sheer lack of intelligent thought and coercive undertones. Liberal board member Kris Beaver calls the proposed charter school as probably "the most expensive charter school" in the state of Wisconsin, yet Dunford has not even been allowed to go into negotiations to determine what is acceptable and workable with the District. Could that be because the District doesn't want to work with Dunford?
Here is some disappointing video of local Catholic Schools (Cabrini, Holy Angels, St. Mary's and St. John's) all afraid of........losing their kids to the charter school? They are worried about attendance dropping and losing money. They voice no concern whatsoever to those who may want a choice other than the public school currently offered and cannot afford a private school. I expected more, but got wayyyyyyyyy less. Here is the so-called Christian leadership accusing a Christian of having Christianity in a school! OMY! Though untrue, it seems a bit skewed, does it not?
Dave Kellerman, Principal at St. John's Lutheran School, afraid of another school that might teach...Christianity? Afraid of the school "stealing" their kids.
Pastor Jim Dorth of St. John's Lutheran Church setting the tone for Christian leadership that is fearful of a public school option that will "steal kids" from the local parochial schools. Wait a minute, don't parents choose where they want their kids to attend? This is sounding more and more like the
The next two I simply must separate out for some specific commentary.
Here is the principal from Holy Angels. Now, in talking with quite a few former Holy Angel's parents, seems they had some, er, issues shall we say that concluded with a severe drop in enrollment recently. Again, it's not really about the kids, is it?
And then there's Jeff Haines. The Reverend from Cabrini. Good old Jeff. Common Grounds Jeff. Jeff, shouldn't you be robbing from the rich and giving to the poor? Isn't that your philosophy? Share with those who have not? Yet you're bemoaning a nonexistent financial loss to your school. The one that people can't afford, especially in these rough economic circumstances. Are your Common Ground principles only convenient when you can pull in the proverbial collection plate dollar for your own agenda? You don't have us fooled, Jeff. You really don't.
Moving on to uber-liberal West Bend Public Schools Foundation chairman Mark Maley. He calls the charter school proposal a "conspiracy." LOL! Sorry - I can't help myself. LOLOLOL! As a West Bend school district employee and one who is known for his adamant support of taxing to the MAX, I'm surprised and...confused??....by this new thought process from Mark. It seems that garnering moolah from the taxpayers is only a good thing when it's something you approve of. Now the table is turned and, well, you can watch for yourself.
I'll end with a couple of pro-charter school thoughts: