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.
Previously on This Just In…
Asking a roomful of
Cue Pavlov’s dog.
I’ve looked through the solid gold wish list of
Restrooms for all patrons. Because right now only certain people are allowed to piddle. WAHHH!
Facilities need to be current or people will not buy homes in
Auditorium built for the HS. Less make-shift facilities and more state-of-the art facilities. The sky’s the limit, baby!
Take advantage of the market and the timing with low and competitive pricing right now for upgrades to our facilities. Who knows what the cost will be in the future? Spend and build. Spend and build NOW baby!
Weight room needs upgrades to keep our sports teams competitive. How’d our wrestling team do again this season? WAHHH!
Lack of a space to share community pride. Yes, indeed. Let’s build a special room where people can gather to sing en masse the
Safety is a key issue (space), the technology needs to be covered and accessible. So,
With the space issues it is a problem from the teaching perspective. Can’t expect them to execute a lesson plan unless they’re in a Taj Mahal-like atmosphere. Poor things.
How can you provide a quality education without the facilities to support it? I don’t know. Sounds like an MPS teacher’s argument. They’d kill for facilities like ours. WAHHH!
There isn’t space for choir concerts. WAHHH!
Don’t like seeing kindergarten kids with 6th graders. Say what? Welcome to the way it is and always has been. WAHHH!
Classrooms have old carpeting and other items that need general upgrade. Why stop there. Let’s put in plasma TVs.
Would like performing arts center attached to the high school. I’d like an in-ground swimming pool in my backyard.
We can rent out our facilities (ie dance companies, middle school, etc, community/school organizations can use). Love this one. We’re told that our facilities don’t match those in surrounding communities. Yet if we build new stuff, people from those areas will come. Really? Why would they if their buildings are so good and so much better than ours?
Varsity and JV sports having to share a gym at Christmas holiday; shortage of gym space. There’s a real hardship. Communities across the state are sharing police, fire and other services. We can’t have Johnny sing “Little Drummer Boy” in
Pool is currently unsafe. My wife and I and our little girl were scared to death when we attended swimming classes the last two summers.
Big field house to host tournaments. Yeh, that’ll lead to more “A” students!
It is embarrassing what we have. Embarrassing. Meanwhile, how many
Built a house 20 years ago and thought that things would have been improved by now. I would not have built my house here if I knew things were not going to improve. And you continue to live here? Through all the shame and embarrassment?
The value of our homes are negatively impacted by poor facilities because people may not to want to move here. No, the value of your homes and the willingness of the people to move here are affected by the aldermen and school board members who rob us blind with their obscene tax and spending
The curriculum is changing, we need to acclimate to those changes. We can’t be stuck in the old ways of teaching because we don’t have the right facilities. The old way that generated top notch students and exemplary contributors to society
Keep taxes low by using facilities more efficiently. Another great comment by a sure Einstein. Because popping up new buildings and refurbishing others will certainly lower our taxes.
Friends come to see my daughter perform. OK. Uh 1, uh 2, uh 3…WAHHHH!
Sinks for science, classrooms that are conducive to student learning. I admit, I am open to being educated on this one. How are sinks conducive to student learning? Should we move classrooms to the restrooms?
Porta-Potties are full before games start. Then go before you leave home. WAHHHH!
Let’s get this done! Tired of talking about the referendum process, we need this done. YEH! Forget the lawful process. Screw the voters and taxpayers. Let’s just jack up everybody’s taxes now! YEH!
I think that FPMS needs a dedicated choir and band room. Sniffle. Sniffle. Oh, hell, I can’t control myself any longer. WAHHHH!
Science classrooms are a priority.
Want facilities that I can use after my children are out of school. It’s all about me.
There were the rare common sense comments, but too few and far between. Can you imagine the looks these people got at their table when they made these suggestions:
Not athletics, we are in the business of educating students.
Consider conducting school year-round. Work all year? Are you crazy? I’ll bet every teacher in the room had his/her blood pressure skyrocket.