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.
A story I discussed on WISN today filling in for Mark Belling is getting national attention.
Public school officials in Reedsburg thought it was a wonderful idea to let elementary school students to come to school dressed as the opposite sex as part of Wacky Week.
I am not a fuddy-duddy.
I am not a prude.
This doesn’t belong in taxpayer-funded schools, and supposedly educated leaders with degrees coming out of their armpits should, when students suggest this nonsense, put their foot down and say it’s not acceptable. Sorry, kids. Inmates are not running the asylum.
Of course, I was hit with callers from today’s parents who aren’t parents at all. They want to be their child’s pal or best friend, and God forbid they should ever disappoint their child by saying no.
Loosen up, they told.
Kids need to have fun.
They need to let off steam.
They’re too stressed.
HEY JIMMY, YOU’VE BEEN HAVING TROUBLE IN SPELLING FOR WEEKS. TOMORROW YOU’RE PUTTING ON SOME MASCARA AND LIPSTICK, A LITTLE COCKTAIL DRESS, SOME STOCKINGS AND HIGH HEELS.
Instead of Wacky Week, how about American history week, math week, geography week.
As for fun in school, I’m all for it.
That’s why God invented recess.
Here’s the story.