Rhinelander Republican Rep Rob Swearingen in baffled! Rural Schools are taking a huge beating under the Walker budget(which he voted for) and Rep Rob is SUUUU - PRISED!
Rob Swearingen, a Rhinelander Republican and task force chairman, said the committee initially aimed to get rid of inefficiencies and find cost saving measures, not dish out more money to schools. He was surprised during visits to rural schools to see them stripped to bare bones. Dozens of rural districts are slated to ask voters April 1 for money just to keep operating and avoid closing schools; many are likely to fail.
“Referendums are just tearing these schools apart,” Swearingen said, noting the votes in Rhinelander were narrowly split.
Who knew that ACT10 and the Walker budget's were not designed to help schools?
Perhaps Rep. Rob should be reading CogDis!
I am glad that Rep. Rob ran for Assembly and has been voting on our public schools but yet had no idea what was actually happening IN our public schools.
At least Rep. Rob has a two fold solution. 1. He wants to pass a Constitutional Amendment to makei it so it takes 2/3 of a majority in the Legislature to raise taxes, and 2. He wants more money for his district. (yes you read that right).
Under a plan being weighed by a panel of legislators, however, teachers could receive up to $10,000 to help retire college loans if they stay in a rural district for five years.By the way, if you aren't busy, could you help pay for his mess also (his constituents are freezing)!
In a press conference at the Oneida County Courthouse, state Assembly representatives Jeff Mursau (R-Crivitz) and Rob Swearingen (R-Rhinelander) and state Sen. Tom Tiffany (R-Hazelhurst) all said they will be making a $100 donation to the fund and they encourage others to do the same.“That challenge goes out to not just our constituents but people across the state,” Tiffany said. “We just felt it was really fitting [in the Northwoods] because our district is so rural and there are so many more propane users than many other parts of the state. We think it’s appropriate to highlight the Keep Wisconsin Warm fund as a place that people can help.”State Rep. Mary Czaja (R-Irma) will also be making a $100 donation but was unable to be at Monday’s press conference.
Thats a heck of a platform Rep. Rob is running on in Northern WI.
Vote for Rob Swearingen - your schools are devastated and you're gonna freeze!
Tweet your thoughts to Rep. Rob - @sweak1