I agree with Phil Hands again and potpourri
I agree with Phil Hands again and potpourri.
Interesting to read comments on the recent posts on this blog. Yes, I do read each and every comment. No, I do not make it a practice to respond directly to comments. I leave the discussion to readers. I dare to hope that most readers will maintain CIVILITY! Not always the case, is it? I do require that my students maintain CIVILITY in class discussions. WHY NOT on any and all comments on Gazettextra.com? So, here we go with potpourri…
First, I again agree with Phil Hands in his “Hands on Wisconsin” cartoon. Do YOU? Here is the link to see the cartoon and read Phil’s commentary, “Hands On Wisconsin” posted May 23, 2012, Wisconsin State Journal.
TONIGHT is the opportunity for ALL OF US to learn more about very significant public policy issues from the AP US Government & Politics students at Milton High School through their Discovering Democracy III’s Political Science Research Fair from 7 – 9 pm in the library. The comments on this blog post, “Discovering Democracy research fair on Thursday, May 24 at Milton High School,” have been UNusually lacking in CIVILITY on the part of several readers who have commented. WHY?
The generalizations of educators as LIBERALS is totally untrue and reflects ignorance of the realities of PUBLIC EDUCATION in WI and throughout the USA! WHY should I not go ahead and use the stereotype that educators in K-12 schools in TX are CONSERVATIVES?! It would NOT be true! It is NOT true that teachers in K-12 schools in WI are LIBERALS!!!! I KNOW because I know numerous colleagues in public education in WI who are CONSERVATIVES! Let’s show the young adults who read the comments on Gazettextra that OLDER ADULTS do know how to discuss with CIVILITY! What do YOU think?
There are numerous very significant public policy issues which these young adults (be sure you remember that they are CITIZENS of the US whether or not they can vote – ALL of them will vote in the November 2012 US Presidential and other general elections! Forewarned is forearmed!
I urge that older adults WALK the talk! WHY NOT?!) have researched in-depth and have much to share with us. I WILL BE THERE! Will YOU? Live and learn.
By the way, IF you disagree with one of these US citizens on her/his stance on a significant public policy issue, this is YOUR opportunity for a CIVIL DIALOGUE! I know I do NOT agree with each and every one of these young adults, but I respect their research and their analyses so much so that I will express agreement or disagreement with civil dialogue. What do YOU think?
ABSENTEE VOTING has taken off for the RECALL ELECTION in WI! WE THE PEOPLE of WI are really involved with this RECALL ELECTION! I think we will break ALL PREVIOUS VOTER TURN-OUT RECORDS in WI state history! What do YOU expect?
I was much interested to read the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel’s report by two of their best journalists, Jason Stein and Patrick Marley, “Absentee voting for recall already far exceeds that of primary.” Be sure to access the article online for the benefits of the “Related Coverage” feature with links to other reports.
I am voting absentee. Are YOU going to vote ABSENTEE?
Here we go…
John Eyster lives in the Edgerton area. He is an adjunct professor of political science at UW-Waukesha and an advocate for democracy/civics education in Wisconsin high schools. John is a community blogger and is not a part of The Gazette staff. His opinion is not necessarily that of the The Gazette staff or management.