Kevin Fischer is a veteran broadcaster, the recipient of over 150 major journalism awards from the Milwaukee Press Club, the Wisconsin Associated Press, the Northwest Broadcast News Association, the Wisconsin Bar Association, and others. He has been seen and heard on Milwaukee TV and radio stations for over three decades. A longtime aide to state Senate Republicans in the Wisconsin Legislature, Kevin can be seen offering his views on the news on the public affairs program, "InterCHANGE," on Milwaukee Public Television Channel 10, and heard filling in on Newstalk 1130 WISN. He lives with his wife, Jennifer, and their lovely baby daughter, Kyla Audrey, in Franklin.
First came the surveys. What building improvements would you like to see in the
Now comes the hyperbole. If we don’t pass the referendum and make radical, expensive upgrades, students will go hungry, programs will be cut, the sports teams won’t win any games, morale and self-esteem will deteriorate, kids will stumble into each other in the hallways, and my personal favorite, an oldie but a goodie, we’ll have to put up trailers.
The out of control spin machine is already in motion as the Franklin Public School intelligentsia ran to an all-too accepting lap dog, Rick Romano of FranklinNOW who quoted them even as their tears dripped all over his notepad.
HUSHED VOICE: The password is …GROWTH.
"We have seen a growth in enrollment to where we are about at capacity and we have a number of needs.”
This gem comes from Franklin High Principal Michael Cady who was clearly reading out of the spin manual even though it wasn’t visible to ace reporter Romano.
Next, Superintendent Steve Patz.
"We have been experiencing a little bit of growth in
Growth. To the point that it warrants a self-imposed tax increase, I’m sorry…referendum. And maybe, according to Patz, more than one.
Really? So much growth
Here are enrollment figures from the Franklin Public School district's own website showing the growth in the
I have some other passwords for the myopic, who cares administration and school board: