Mar 6, 201306:47 PMBlaska's Bring It!
with David Blaska
Madison Urban League head calls out Manski and Mertz for dishonest school board campaign
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Sunshine is the best disinfectant for dishonesty like this
Typifying the gross hyperbole used on the Left against change agents fighting the status quo in our schools is the overheated rhetoric of one Jeff Simpson, appointed member of the Monona Grove School Board, reliable teachers union water carrier, and tax hike advocate. Jeff blogs with other Progressive Danes at Forward Lookout. I recounted his fables here, but (as the late-night gadget hucksters used to say) there’s more.
Jeff Simpson – I stand with the teachers, educators and children who want and need a public education and against, convicted felons [which he insists on calling an advocate whose felony conviction was reversed by a higher court], lobbyisyts [sic] and paid shrills [sic] of the De Vos, Walton and Bradley families!
David Blaska – Unfortunately, you also stand against Kaleem Caire, Derrell Connor, Ananda Mirilli, and the hundreds of good law-abiding neighbors and citizens who want a public education for the minority community of Madison, fewer than half of whom graduate. But if these folks are “paid shills,” what does that make you? How much is (or will) the teachers union paying your campaign?
Jeff Simpson – Yes as long as Derell [sic] Connor and Kaleem Caire are going to unjustly bash the Madison teachers, who are doing a great job, just to advance their privatization agenda then i will stand against them! I want a public education for all kids, which involves actually giving us resources so we can educate our kids!
David Blaska – The dishonesty just keeps on a-coming, don’t it, Jeff. Name one instance where Kaleem Caire OR Derrell Connor have “bashed” teachers. Give me the quote, give me the link, or shut up. As for Ms. Mirilli, I’m not sure “people like me” even knew who she was before the primary. You also need to explain how Connor or Caire are promoting a “privatization agenda.” They are proponents of a charter school, a public school. I can assure you, Mr. Paranoia, haven’t seen any of those folks at our Republican festivities or Tea Parties.
So the voters of M-G can make an informed decision, how much more “resources” would you tax for? Still promoting the $1.3 million tax hike or has your bill gone up?
My challenge was posted Monday morning. We’re still waiting for answers. All you can do with liars like Manski, Mertz, and Simpson is to keep challenging them with the truth.
Vote Sarah Manski for school board. She’s on the ballot; she’s moving to California; she works for John Nichols; and the school board will appoint “somebody good,” anyway. Or, should we say, teachers union boss John Matthews will appoint.
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