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  • Lawsuit seeks to open the book on closed-door meeting

    08/17/2013 7:29:02 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 14 replies
    The Wisconsin Reporter ^ | 8-17-13 | Alyssa Hertig
    MADISON — An Appleton Area School District committee charged with reviewing and recommending a reading list for the public school system’s ninth-graders proved anything but an open book, according to the Wisconsin Institute for Law and Liberty. In a lawsuit against the school district, Milwaukee-based WILL, a libertarian-leaning public interest firm, asserts the Communication Arts I Materials Review Committee met in secret before handing down its fiction recommendations to a subcommittee of the Appleton School Board. “They didn’t follow the open meetings law” said Tom Kamenick, associate counsel and open government specialist at WILL. “These meetings were completely closed off...
  • American dream'04: Living in a car

    01/18/2004 10:24:10 AM PST · by missyme · 11 replies · 140+ views ^ | Jan 18th, 2003
    Some New York elementary school students are learning the typical home in an American city is the back seat of a car parked next to a boarded-up, graffiti-riddled apartment building. The lesson is featured in a book by Arthur Dorros entitled ''This Is My House.'' Illustration from ''This Is My House'' (Photo: New York Post) The book is published by educational publisher Scholastic and is among 120 titles in a resource guide for teaching English as a second language. The guide is produced by the state education department and schools determine which books to use. ''My family is staying in...