Paul Adair is a 21-year Germantown resident, retired scientist, writer, and lecturer.
The Germantown School Board is currently debating a policy which will affect the quality of your child's education, whether they will get into a good college, and even the future price of your home. The Board is considering whether the district, if given the opportunity, will opt-out of the widely-accepted Common Core State Standards (CCSS).
Last week the book, Unintimidated was released. I read it this weekend and enjoyed it thoroughly. The book covers one manifestation of the awful Wisconsin political divisions which started in early 2011 and continue even today.
After widely-publicized problems during its opening month, the Insurance Marketplace portion of the Affordable Care Act is now functional. People can actually go on-line at www.healthcare.gov and apply for insurance. I did so just yesterday.
Our state legislature has just been too busy to pass laws that could improve Wisconsin's economic outlook. Instead, they have been laser-focused on critical legislation such as Assembly Bill 297, which will make it much easier for state schools to keep racially offensive team mascots. In their infinite wisdom, Wisconsin state lawmakers will make it much more difficult for members of ethnic groups to have a say over how their own image and culture is stereotyped and exploited.
It seems like every day there is a report of yet another Republican leaving their party to become a Democrat. The GOP's leaders are becoming increasingly loony and its policies increasingly fringe. The few remaining moderates are either voluntarily exiting or are being forced from office by primary challengers from Canis Major.