In Their Words: Assembly Candidates Address Questions on Education

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The South Milwaukee Parent Advisory Council — a group of parents from each of the six public schools that meet with the superintendent monthly to offer feedback and advice on the operations of our schools and district — recently posed questions related to education to state Rep. Jessie Rodriguez and Jack Redmond, her opponent in the upcoming election for Assembly District 21.

Here are their responses.

 

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14 responses to “In Their Words: Assembly Candidates Address Questions on Education

  1. Jessie has also done so in the past and will continue the fight to get the best education and teachers for the kids…..She’s done a great job and my vote is with her…

  2. So you’re using this as a campaigning tool? Very sad. Will you be telling people how wonderful Hillary is before the election. Very very low class ~ but ~ not surprising. This shouldn’t be a forum for you to give your political opinions.

    • Low class? I’d disagree with that statement. I’ve endorsed politicians before on this blog, but it will never, ever be a focus of what I do here. There are plenty of other forums for that. I just feel people have the right to know where I stand. That said, we can agree to disagree on our global political views. That’s OK. My vision for South Milwaukee, the priorities we’re tackling locally, are nonpartisan, and I like it that way.

      • As an elected official you should NOT put out your personal opinion. And yes, very low class, unnecessary and possibly illegal. There are laws pertaining to elected officials doing this. But then again, there are certain public officials who don’t feel that laws pertain to them.

  3. Mary Ellen

    First blog from Eric that I don’t like! Read all comments below his blog. Sounds like he is endorsing someone … very unethical

    Sent from my iPad

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    • I guess I don’t see anything unethical about endorsing someone. Politicians do so all the time, and, as I said above, I’ve endorsed politicians before on this blog. Still, it will never, ever be a focus of what I do here. There are plenty of other forums for that. I just feel people have the right to know where I stand. That said, we can agree to disagree on our global political views. That’s OK. My vision for South Milwaukee, the priorities we’re tackling locally, are nonpartisan, and I like it that way.

  4. Bryce Ruddock

    I would agree with Eric on this topic. This blog is not a city owned forum but is an expression of what he wants to share with citizens of the community about issues that are of concern to all of us. Education and the best way to carry it forward for the young people of South Milwaukee is such a concern. We do not need to agree with everything we read here but we do need to recognize that we need to be informed. This blog provides just such a place. For Eric to express his opinion as to the best candidate for an elected office is his right and it was your rights to express your disapprovals too. You can always start an alternative blog of your own in which opinions that you like will be the only ones allowed.

  5. Disco

    Eric works very hard and puts in a lot of time with this blog. It is probably the only South Milwaukee news. However , it is private not a public blog. Eric has announced is intention to run again for Mayor of South Milwaukee. The question is his blog now considered part of his campaign site. Election laws are complex and at times, vague. I belief the disclaimer needs to be changed that specific states he controls the contact of the blog. Also, city employees should be careful on making entries to a private blog during a campaign. As far as endorsing a candidate, a person belief Eric would endorse the candidate he would feel would do more for the city. Not only should he make endorsements, but get promises from the candidates.

  6. robert procter

    disappointed in you

    • Rick

      It is very disappointing for a Mayor to use this blog about the City to endorse a political candidate. Jesse has done a great job and what experience does he have? Sorry, endorsements are not right to do on this forum. If you are endorsing candidates, then do it on your buddy’s “Blogging Blue”.

  7. If I’m somehow going to be labeled as “unethical” and “low class,” and if readers are going to be “very disappointed” in me expressing a political opinion on my personal blog, I’ll stop doing it going forward. Deal? Good. I won’t stop having political opinions. I’ll just stop sharing them here, so we can avoid the name calling. I’ll leave that for Facebook. Back to sharing news and information from around the city … thanks for reading.

  8. Lance bauman

    This is a sad day for this blog. Now opinion based blogging. You are the mayor of our city and you represent our brand not your personal political views.
    I think this election cycle has people just sick of bias. Using the power of the purse for a bully pulpet is disgusting. Why dont you just put up the hillary banner and have Chris Larson write a guest blog.

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