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MacIver Newsmakers: Integrated Comprehensive Systems for Equity
What is Integrated Comprehensive Systems for Equity (ICS Equity)? How do they impact my child's education?
Listen to two parents, Marc Renault of the Middleton-Cross Plains School District, and Emily Donohue of Elmbrook Schools, who have done the research to learn about ICS Equity, and why it's so dangerous.
Contrary to common media rhetoric, ICS Equity and similar firms are not just "teacher training." Both Emily and Marc have seen the practical implications of ICS in their districts: from the elimination of grades in elementary school to equity content in honors biology classes to mandatory CRT courses in high school.
As the MacIver Institute has previously reported, Critical Race Theory preaches that the United States was founded on racism, grew to become the successful nation that we are today because of this racism and that our country, still today, is fundamentally defined by our racism and racism is found in everything that we do and that we do not do. This divisive ideology is infiltrating classrooms, workplaces, and everyday life.
MacIver Newsmakers: Rep. Brandtjen Investigates the 2020 Election
On this edition of the MacIver Newsmakers Podcast, Rep. Brandtjen talks to the MacIver Institute about her efforts to restore integrity to Wisconsin’s elections and what roadblocks she faces trying to get that done.
MacIver Newsmakers: Congressman Glenn Grothman
Congressman Glenn Grothman talks to the MacIver Institute about the direction Democrats are taking the country.
While the nation remains gripped over the botched evacuations in Afghanistan, Democrats in Congress are trying to hammer out a $1.2 trillion infrastructure and $3.5 trillion budget deal.
The Senate was all good with the infrastructure bill (which includes $550 billion in new spending). It passed with the help of 19 Republicans on Aug. 10th. The Senate then passed the budget bill separately on a partisan 50-49 vote.
The House had already approved the budget. Instead of voting on the infrastructure bill, Speaker Nancy Pelosi attached it to the budget bill and sent it to reconciliation. (She also attached the “Voting Rights Act” bill to it, which would federalize elections).
All that might be too much for Senate Democrats to manage. It’s all playing out right now in DC this week. Grothman says if it goes through it will result in a “very different America.”
MacIver News Minute: Afghanistan Disaster
I know you were just as shocked and utterly gutted as I was by the images this weekend from Afghanistan and the airport at Kabul.
The video of Afghanis falling thousands of feet to their deaths after trying desperately to hang on to the outside of a plane leaving the country is one that will haunt me forever.
Whether you agree or disagree with the decision to leave Afghanistan, we can all agree that President Biden’s execution of his plan to leave has been a complete and utter disaster.
While the President will attempt to blame others for his incompetence and ineptitude, let’s remember what the President had to say just a few weeks ago.
Quote “The likelihood there’s going to be the Taliban overrunning everything and owning the whole country is highly unlikely.” Unquote.
Unfortunately for the President, the pictures out of Afghanistan tell us everything we need to know.
MacIver Newsmakers Podcast: Fitzgerald Hopes to Stop Future “Zuckerbucks” Election Scandals
During the 2020 presidential election, a non-profit organization funded by Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg got directly involved in how local governments conducted the election through massive donations. In Green Bay that funding came with a Democrat political operative who effectively took over the city’s election process. The problem wasn’t limited to Wisconsin.
Congressman Scott Fitzgerald (R-WI) is worked with Congresswoman Claudia Tenney (R-NY) to draft a resolution that would stop non-profits from providing direct funding to government elections officials. On this episode of the MacIver Newsmakers Podcast, he explains how this will put those organizations on notice that the jig is up.
MacIver Newsmakers: Parents Push Back Against CRT
There are currently several good efforts to end the teaching of Critical Race Theory (CRT) in public education. Leading the charge against CRT in Wisconsin Schools are Scarlett Johnson of Mequon-Thiensville and Alyssa Pollow of Germantown Schools.
They joined the MacIver Newsmakers podcast to discuss specific instances of how their districts seem to be going out of their way to avoid providing transparency -- especially around CRT-related issues. Tune in to hear their insight on what has worked, how to get information in spite of pushback from administration, and how to gain traction in your community.