Government Waste

Horace Mann: “Those of us involved in education look upon parents as having given hostages to our sacred cause.”

Ken Van Doren- So our kids are canon fodder? I resent that.
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-- John Dewey, founder of "progressive education" and whose programs are today the norm in public schools.
“The children who know how to think for themselves, spoil the harmony of the collective society that is coming, where everyone (would be) interdependent."

KV- Dewey was a renowned collectivist as is made clear by this passage as well as his friendship with Mao Tse Tung before World War II, and book that looked favorably upon “the Soviet experiment.” Is it any wonder that schools today are rife with collectivist, socialist, “progressive” thought?
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Dewey (Paraphrased-) “And what should happen if parents object to what we teach and how we teach it? WE should prevail because WE are the experts.”

Mauston, March 22, 2011
Ken Van Doren today announced his write in candidacy for Mauston School Board. "Today I will be going to the Mauston Schools Administration office to file a Freedom Of Information Request regarding school employee absences the week of February 14 and to file as a write in candidate for school board. I realize that it is late, and that write ins seldom succeed, but I believe it is imperative to bring up issues and give the taxpayers and proponents of fiscally responsible government a voice., and give them a reason to go to the polls on April 5. It is with great reluctance that I am doing this. I have plenty of other things to do with my life, but the events of the last 6 weeks or so have so annoyed me that I feel compelled to make arguments that might not otherwise be heard. " said Ken Van Doren of Mauston. He continues:

Lessons Learned in Recent Protest

Teachers are often talking about “ Teachable moments,” and many saw such opportunities in the recent protests over Governor Walker’s budget fix bill. Let us examine the lessons offered by the protesters, of which teachers were among the most visible.

1. It is OK to violate contracts. Protesters support the right to contract collectively, but apparently see no problem with NOT fulfilling that contract. Many, including local teachers, took off time that they had contracted to serve to go to Madison to protest. In most private employment situations, that would have cost them their jobs.

Lessons Learned in Recent Protest

Teachers are often talking about “ Teachable moments,” and many saw such opportunities in the recent protests over Governor Walker’s budget fix bill. Let us examine the lessons offered by the protesters, of which teachers were among the most visible.

1. It is OK to violate contracts. Protesters support the right to contract collectively, but apparently see no problem with NOT fulfilling that contract. Many, including local teachers, took off time that they had contracted to serve to go to Madison to protest. In most private employment situations, that would have cost them their jobs.