Republican legislative staffer The Recess Supervisor nails the election for state superintendent of public instruction in his usually on-target blog Playground Politics. He criticizes the two Republican candidates, and takes no prisoners: "...conservative/Republican candidates have no idea how to talk about education in a way that doesn't divide everyone into groups or freak the hell out of parents."
Meanwhile, what's Tony Evers talking about on his website? Creating safe and respectful schools. Improving graduation rates. Educational innovation. Recruiting and retaining quality teachers. Fair and sustainable funding. Accountability for results.
Most noticeably, what's he not talking about at length? MPS or school choice or homeschooling or QEO or levy limits. You know, things that have very little to do with the quality of education most Wisconsin students receive.
And that's a Republican's view. The Supervisor's critique of Mobley's website is too good not to quote:
The primary is Tuesday, February 17. With luck, both Fernandez and Mobley may fail to make the cut.
- Barry Orton