Who should be the odd man/woman out in the Franklin School Board primary?

This month’s primary in Franklin has seven candidates running for the school board and the top six vote getters will advance to the general election in April to fill three seats. So one candidate in the February 16th primary will get booted. Who should it be?

There are some people running that quite frankly aren’t all that appealing. I’d say most on the list. But one individual in my view surely needs to be eliminated. That’s Angela Bier.

Remember she told the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, “Franklin has long needed an improved high school gymnasium and associated facilities.  This should be a public-private partnership, maximizing fundraising arms of the district to leverage motivated private entities’ philanthropic missions.  If public funding via referendum is still required, we must commit to robust public access to the space for recreational programming.”

We already spend a fortune on our schools. Another referendum to increase spending and taxes is absurd (It should also be noted that candidate Jeffrey Hall wants to go on a referendum spending spree. Check out his answer in the Journal Sentinel article referenced above).

And check out this video from January 30, 2017. Candidates for an open school board seat appeared before the board who asked the candidates questions. At the 9:00 mark Angela Bier is asked a blunt question by then-board president Janet Evans about ACT 10.

Again, scroll to 9:00.

Bier’s response shows she’s out of touch with the majority of Franklin. For the record, in the June 12, 2012 recall election, while Bier was voting against Scott Walker, 10,883 Franklin residents voted for the governor (64.92%). Tom Barrett got 5,831 votes or 34.78% (Source: Franklin City Clerk).

ACT 10 that Bier opposed saved the taxpayers of Wisconsin 4,850, 117,044 in school costs as of last March, the 9th anniversary of the legislation.

Superintendents across the state used ACT 10 to reform public schools in the areas of merit pay for teachers; flexibility for hiring, firing, and management;  and greater collaboration with teachers.

Bier’s response to another question raises eyebrows. She supports “funding educational alternatives outside of the traditional brick and mortar public school building.” I’m not sure what that means and I may not want to know.

The majority, almost all of the Franklin School Board candidates are too liberal for this conservative district. Bier tops them all. She should not be on the ballot come April.

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