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Gov. Walker: Back to School

Gov. Scott Walker: Tonette and I are grateful for the work done to educate our sons and all children across Wisconsin.

The state partnered with the Wisconsin Broadcasters Association to produce and distribute brief radio address once a week.  Audio files and a written transcript of this radio address can be accessed on http://www.wi-broadcasters.org and http://walker.wi.gov/Weekly-Radio-Addresses.  To download an mp3 file, you can right click the radio address link and click “save link as.”

Hi, this is Scott Walker.

Like many parents across Wisconsin, Tonette and I are excited to see our two sons head back to school. While our two sons have always attended public schools in Wisconsin, this year is a major milestone for us as parents—our oldest son will be heading off to college. This achievement couldn’t have been done without the hard work and dedication of outstanding teachers, hardworking school board members and school administrators, and a community that values quality education.

Tonette and I are grateful for the work done to educate our sons and all children across Wisconsin. 

As the 2012-13 school year begins, I will continue to collaborate with educators and work with with Superintendent Evers to improve education in our state.

oak creek resident September 11, 2012 at 01:49 PM
We can all agree that Lyle is a pathetic intellectual wimp, and doesn't even have the guts to say that CTU is making a mockery of unions. What's wrong Lyle, afraid you might get kicked off the marxism club?
H.E. Pennypacker September 11, 2012 at 01:54 PM
Oak, you have to remember that Mrs Ruble is a union goon, in fact bigger than a normal union goon, the head thug/goon/stooge for the County social workers. She already has his testicles in a mason jar, imagine how ornery she would be if he based the Chicago union goons!
M Ulander September 11, 2012 at 03:24 PM
I'm not sure what the definition of "inappropriate language" is. It doesn't seem to include rude and disrespectful language. Why do some people always have to be "right." Why can't they see that they have one opinion and other people have other opinions. One need not agree but couldn't we and shouldn't we be just as respectful as we would be if our children were watching. Or, is this how people talk in front of their children? I don't know, maybe it is.
Brian Dey September 11, 2012 at 05:39 PM
Lyle- The demonize themselves. I've negotiated teachers contracts and 5 other public unions, as well as negotiating for the IAMAW and the company side. Non-public unions do not behave the way public sector unions do. They feel that they are owed something more than what we can give them. Now you see why we need charter and voucher schools. The parents that opted out of the unionized public schools in Chicago will never have to have their kids not get an education because of union tactics. Personally, if I were negotiating this contract, I would be deducting 1% each day until day 16, and if that didn't work, I would do what Reagan did with the air traffic controllers and those that don't show up on the 17th day, would be terminated. You would see how solidarity dwindles when they face the consequences of losing their jobs. If you haven't figured it out by now, Walker and the Wisconsin reforms are working and the movement is spreading. The majority of the electorate is with me on this Lyle. When Obama's former Chief of Staff won't tolerate it any longer, the public unions are seeing the end of their stranglehold on the taxpayers and our children.
Luke September 11, 2012 at 08:57 PM
I hope the teachers keep this up and the politicians hold their ground. It will require a radical event to get someone to reach up an pull the lever on that toilet. Then, perhaps, we can get serious about helping those kids in a way that has been demonstrated to work.

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