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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 young daughter, Kyla Audrey, in Franklin.

3 Franklin school referenda will accomplish 0 where it counts

On the city of Franklin ballot next Tuesday:

$50 Million for three referenda

A secure main entrance at Franklin High School

Expansion of science facilities at Franklin High School

$50 million for three referenda

Parking lot expansion

An auditorium addition for school and community use and music instruction

Expanding art instruction space

Relocating athletic practice fields

$50 million for three referenda

Constructing a gym at Forest Park Middle School

Expansion of the cafeteria and music instruction space at Forest Park Middle School

Parking lot expansion at the middle school

The primary function of our public schools is simply to educate. The stated referenda will do absolutely nothing to:

1) Increase grade point averages

2) Increase student achievement in general

3) Increase scores in important subjects like reading and math

4) Increase attendance

5) Increase graduation rates

6) Decrease dropout rates

7) Increase the number of students that go onto a college or university

8) Improve ACT scores

9) Improve SAT scores

10) Turn an “F” student into a “D” student

11) Turn a “D” student into a “C” student”

12) Turn a “C” student into a “B” student”

13) Turn a “B” student into an “A” student”

All the referenda supporters want are glitzy new facilities that we all have to pay for. Sometimes when the hand is extended, the answer has to be NO.

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