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.
They’re called “reassignment centers” but are most commonly referred to as “rubber rooms.” The New York Post recently reported:
"Two documentary filmmakers have infiltrated New York City's infamous ‘rubber rooms’ -- the eight disciplinary dens around the city where educators accused of wrongdoing while away months, or even years, at full pay -- to reveal teachers snoozing at their desks, holding jam sessions, playing board games, and breaking into fights.
These educators in limbo -- some still raking in six figures a year -- show up from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. for a ‘work’ day that, in some cases, consists of holding book-club meetings and prayer sessions, repeatedly karate-kicking a file cabinet, or forming a musical duo complete with keyboards and vocals, according to the makers of ‘The Rubber Room,’ screening next month.
Their footage reveals the maddening culture in which more than 600 banned city teachers -- fighting being fired or waiting for their names to be cleared -- are kept in this purgatory and try to stave off boredom any way they can.
The filmmakers found one teacher who had been in a rubber room for 12 years."
Catholic League president Bill Donohue, who has spent the last few weeks on various news programs aggressively fighting the smear campaign being leveled against the Catholic Church believes the “rubber room” concept could be the solution to the Church scandals.
Donohue writes in a news release issued today:
“The best thing the Catholic Church could possibly do would be to mimic the success of the public schools, especially in
The lesson to be learned is quite simple. The Catholic Church should never remove accused priests from ministry—they should assign them to a ‘rubber room’ where they can do something productive, e.g., finger painting, with no cut in pay. Following the lead of the teachers' unions, the Church should work against all reform efforts.”