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.
Janet Evans' latest blog should be a wake-up call to all Franklin taxpayers: The Franklin School Board can't be trusted and its members need to be ousted.
I have long written about how the Franklin School Board lacks integrity and has failed to earn the trust of the taxpayers they are supposed to work for, but turn a deaf ear to in total defiance.
It is unconscionable, and also sly and deceitful that a member who was one of the most vocal cheerleaders for the $78-million referendum would secretly be hoping its faiulure would result in the placement of trailers at some schools so that he could play the, "I told you so," game.
This is the kind of representation the education system in Franklin is providing taxpayers?
The fact that Jim Ward has support on the Board for his shameful tactics is not surprising. Most members are walking-talking rubber stamps for continued mediocrity at a cost that gouges the people who pay the bills.
Revelations made by Janet Evans throw a black cloud over the entire Board. It can no longer be effective because as a whole, it can't be trusted. Instead of being motivated to produce the best school system possible, selfish members act with short-sightedness. They have no interest in doing what's best for the district. Their misison is to forward their own agenda, refusing to listen to the loud cries of taxpayers who sent a strong message in April that their referendum was amazingly poor public policy.
The blogs have exposed the School Board members who will never be able to recover the faith and public trust they have squandered.
I do not envy Board President Dave Szychlinski who somehow must try to lead this sorry bunch.
Taxpayers of Franklin, this is your wake-up call. We would all be best served to weed these people out, one by one, and replace them with honest citizens who believe in the attainable goal of providing quality education that won't bankrupt the taxpayers.
After reading the latest devleopments in Janet Evans' blog, School Board members ought to be ashamed of themselves.
If they won't step down, then they need to be thrown out. The sooner, the better.