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ADDENDUM #1: I forgot to also point out how Taylor did race-baiting in the last election. In her opposition to Representative Sandy Pasch's campaign, Taylor actually told voters that they should support "someone who looks like us."
Just this week, we learned that she is now trying to play games with open record requests submitted to her office. It makes one wonder what she is trying to hide from the public.
Given the anger that her constituents have shown toward her after she has betrayed them time after time, it's not surprising that she would not want more information coming out which would show her treachery.
And the stuff she wouldn't want to come out would include things like this email, which she sent to every member of the finance committee:
From: Lena Taylor [mailto:[redacted]]In summary, Senator Lena Taylor had already come out against public safety and representative government. Now she is coming out against the children in the state, not to mention her own district, getting a quality education.
Sent: Friday, March 15, 2013 8:31 AM
Subject: Preserve and promote quality education options in Milwaukee
Dear Representative Kooyenga,
Milwaukee has a long tradition of empowering parents and fostering innovation in education. The private schools that participate in the Milwaukee Parental Choice Program (MPCP) and independent charter schools are some of the most successful and innovative education options in the City of Milwaukee.
Unfortunately despite this success, funding for these options has lagged far behind funding for more traditional options. In the last decade charter and private schools participating in the MPCP have watched their funding stagnate and then decline, while the investment in traditional schools continues to increase. This funding disparity is not fair.
This makes it very difficult for great schools to grow and nearly impossible for promising schools to make the changes necessary to go from good to great. As a result, we do not have enough quality seats to serve Milwaukee students.
As a Milwaukee resident and education reform supporter, I thank the Governor for putting a provision in his budget that increases funding for students participating in the MPCP and those who attend charter students. We urge members of Joint Finance to support those changes.
Sincerely, Lena Taylor, A Concerned Voter Who Votes on Education Issues
Milwaukee, WI 53206-2934
This should make her constituents wonder exactly who she is representing in Madison, because it sure as hell ain't them.
ADDENDUM #2: Well, we can make a pretty good guess at who Taylor is representing. Thanks to a good friend of Cog Dis, we learned that Taylor was once named "DFER Reformer of the Month." And not only did these education profiteers offer their verbal support to Taylor for selling out our children, they paid her pretty well too.
Is there any issue that Taylor won't sell us out on?
She's got to go.