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A podcast about Northern Wisconsin.   
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Up North Podcast Kirk Bangstad

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A podcast about Northern Wisconsin.   
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    Ep 10: Are Voucher Schools Really Good for Students of Color?

    Ep 10: Are Voucher Schools Really Good for Students of Color?

    In Patti and Kirk’s last episode covering the "Right Wing War on Education,” they talked to Dountonia Batts and Dr. Preston Green about the issue of race as it relates to voucher schools.
     
    This is important because private school vouchers are often presented as opportunities specifically advantageous for students of color. So it is fair to ask … Are they? Hint hint, they aren’t.

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    Ep 9: Up North Vouchers - and why are our legislators voting for this?!

    Ep 9: Up North Vouchers - and why are our legislators voting for this?!

    On this episode of The Right Wing War on education, Michael Johnson, Superintendent of the Eau Claire school district, John Gaier, Superintendent of the Neillsville school district, and with Chris Hambuch Boyle, the Northern Wisconsin Regional Coordinator for the Wisconsin Public Education Network, talk about how our public school tax dollars are flowing out of rural small towns #upnorth to support private (and often religious) schools in their communities and in urban areas far away from their districts.
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    Ep 8: Milwaukee - Ground Zero for Vouchers in America

    Ep 8: Milwaukee - Ground Zero for Vouchers in America

    Patti and Kirk talked to Marva Herndon, President of the Milwaukee Public School Board, and Ingrid Walker Henry, Vice President of the Milwaukee Teacher Education Association and a member of Schools & Communities United, about what has happened to Milwaukee public schools since the first voucher school program in the country was implemented in Milwaukee over 30 years ago. Hint, it ain’t pretty.
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    Ep 7: Racine is losing out and this seems intentional

    Ep 7: Racine is losing out and this seems intentional

    Patti and Fred, MBC’s Lawyer aka the “Irrepressible Ginger,” talk to Cory Mason, Mayor of Racine, and Angela Cruz, President of the Racine Educators Association, about the gaping hole in the Racine’s public education budget due to the parasitic private voucher school programs.
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    Ep 6: Deep dive into our voucher lawsuit complaint

    Ep 6: Deep dive into our voucher lawsuit complaint

    This week we talked to our lawyers about the lawsuit we just filed as original action to overturn the voucher system in Wisconsin’s Supreme Court, and we also talked to two plaintiffs to get their story and why they wanted to participate in this very important lawsuit.
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    Ep 5:Wisconsin Vouchers and Special Education: How kids are kept out, kicked out, and not served

    Ep 5:Wisconsin Vouchers and Special Education: How kids are kept out, kicked out, and not served

    Patti and Kirk spoke with Nicki Vander Meulen and Martha Siravo. Nicki is an attorney, advocate for kids with special needs, and member of the Madison Metropolitan School District Board. Martha coordinates Madtown Mommas and Disability Advocates which supports parents and caregivers of students with disabilities.
    They helped us understand how why the voucher system has decimated the funds available for special education, and how the voucher system all-to-frequently hurts kids with special needs.


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    • 48 min

Customer Reviews

4.3 out of 5
47 Ratings

47 Ratings

devvitay ,

UNFTR10+10

Kirk! Hook up with Max and 99 at “unfu*cking the Republic “podcast and youtube. UNFTR.
He sells coffee from NY tribe to keep them in operation. He will promote your merch ( especially the beer)
Plus you have the same outrage and scholarly oration to educate the people who are fed up with thugs running our country.

I love your podcast!!! Please keep going.
We need more , a lot more ,voices like you to get back on track.

I cannot stand Walker, Vos, Tiffany, etc.
Wisconsin was the hardest state to manipulate voters until Walker was bought and paid for by Koch. They made wississippi . However, Wisconsin is capable of returning to its truest state because we have your voice to keep us from giving up the fight.

Debt in plover

jp75556 ,

Disgusting liberal communist

Move to Cuba

Lake Town Jenny ,

Love the local podcast!

Thank you guys for making this a podcast and sharing my passions for our gorgeous state. My one “complaint” is that it’s sooooo quiet as a pod, significantly lower in volume than my others so I can barely hear it. Is there anything technical that can be done? Love you guys! And love the beer!!

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