Wednesday, August 28, 2013

File Under Talk Radio Hypocrisy, Chapter MMMX

Talk radio endlessly ripped former Milwaukee School Board member Leon Todd a few years ago for proposing that every student be given a laptop computer.

Todd was lampooned as "Laptop Leon."

But when an upscale private school announces a variation for its students this fall, Jeff Wagner on AM 620 WTMJ radio today ( 1:55 p.m.) praised the school and the plan for being "on the cutting edge."

Draw your own conclusions.


Jake formerly of the LP said...

Does WFB Dominican get voucher students, and public school dollars? If so, is this wasting taxpayer dollars, Jeffy?

Inquiring minds want to know.

Anonymous said...

You're so yesterday!

Waukesha schools are giving every student an ipad rolling the plan in over the next 3 years starting this semester for the first third.

This would never been possible if Act 10 hadn't been implemented!

Laptop Leon now has the tools to improve MPS or watch it sink. Then again I can't picture accountability in personal responsibility in MPS.

Anonymous said...

Nice to see the TeaPublicans justifying Sykes/Wagner/Bellings' destruction of Leon Todd's cutting edge ideas, but now praising a voucher school for stealing Leon's idea 10 years later. Typical TeaPublican Historical Knowledge: 10 years behind and Wrong.

To answer your question however, is why was Leon mercilessly derided for suggesting laptops for MPS kids?

Every TeaPublican knows the answer: Laptops don't work for poor black children but are absolutely necessary for upscale white children. Same with smaller class sizes. Totally OK to have class sizes of 40+ minority kids in MPS, b/c only upscale white kids will benefit from smaller class sizes & personal attention.

Welcome to life in Walker's Wisconsin.

zombie rotten mcdonald said...

I wish anonymous @ 7:10 would elect for a nym. Comments like that are worthy of acknowledgement!

Jake formerly of the LP said...

Now that's some good satire from Anonymous, 5:44pm. That poster almost sounds serious when he/she's saying such ridiculous cr*p. Well done!

Anonymous said...


Laptops 10 year ago would have been useless. wi-fi and apps weren't developed.
Mr. Todd had not clue what he was suggesting and the battery cost alone would have eaten the MPS budget alive. Besides, how do you teach a full class when half the kids forgot to charge their battery? And then there's tech support, theft, dropping...
Be glad the bad idea failed.

zombie rotten mcdonald said...

Laptops 10 year ago would have been useless. wi-fi and apps weren't developed.

Really? Wi-fi and apps didn't exist ten years ago? Nobody used laptops ten years ago?

What a remarkable fantasy. Do you work for Microsoft?

zombie rotten mcdonald said...

And then there's tech support, theft, dropping...

do you have some idea that nobody has ever dealt with those issues before? Or are you being one of the Anonymous racists in saying that those things would be a problem in MPS, but not in Waukesha?

Again, I have no problem in understanding why you hide behind the anonymous fakery. It's gotta be hard to own up to that kind of weak argument.