Coincidence Does Not Compute
Additions to the list in Italics.
Noticed something as I was looking at the list of the non-Dane County list of schools shutdown by “Sickout” Actions. There is a coordinated message in who’s shutdown.
Here’s the list of shutdown schools because of teacher “sickouts.” Non-Dane County Districts in Bold.
Cochrane — Fountain City
Edgerton (Mostly in Rock County, but a portion is in Dane)
Glendale / River Hills
Juda (Green County)
Sauk Prairie (Been told it’s half in Dane)
Interesting list huh?
Beaver Dam and Watertown are direct shots at the Fitzgerald brothers — Jeff and Scott — who “just happen” to be the State Assembly Speaker and State Senate Majority Leader.
Meanwhile, Dodgeville, Reedsburg, Richland, Riverdale, River Valley, Sauk Prairie, and Mineral Point are in the 17th State Senate District; think that’s a message to State Senator Dale Schultz (R-Richland Center).
Can’t get any clearer that Racine United is a message to State Senator Van Wanggaard (R-Racine)
And, seriously, could they not hide Glendale / River Hills as a way to go after State Senator Alberta Darling (R-River Hills), co-chair of the Joint Finance Committee?
La Crosse and West Salem…home to both State Senator Dan Kapanke (R-La Crosse), and Mike Huebsch, the former State Assembly Speaker (R-West Salem) and now Walker’s Secretary of Administration. He will have direct oversight of how the Budget Repair Bill will be enforced.
The only schools beyond the Dane County schools — which are probably needed to fill the state capitol in Madison — not fitting this pattern are Alma Center, Trempealeau, and other districts south of Eau Claire and near Black River Falls. They’re represented by State Senator Kathleen Vinehout (D-Alma) in the 31st State Senate District.
Make no mistake, this is an organized list by WEAC and their local affiliates to scare important Republican State Senators or those said to be on the fence like Schultz and Wanggaard.
Perhaps its time WEAC changed its motto from “Great Schools” to “Empty the Schools.”
Maybe they can introduce the change during their traditional big ad push during the state boys and girls basketball tournaments which take place over two weekends next month.
UPDATE: Welcome new readers. I’m rounding up any other schools I may have missed. Haven’t seen any schools effected in the Green Bay area yet.
UPDATE II: Found a list from the Eau Claire and La Crosse area. Also, there is some very dense fog in some areas of the state, some schools are issuing delays because of safety concerns for buses.