I am a husband, father, son, brother, uncle and friend. I believe in sharing my talents and experiences by giving back to the community by giving my time to coaching, church and especially to the disability community. I truly believe that all men and women are created equally.
I wanted to say Thank You to everybody that supported me during the Aldermanic Primary. Whether you knocked doors, passed out literature, displayed a yard sign, talked me up to a neighbor and most importantly voted for me, Thank You.
Why is it that special interest groups from outside of the State of Wisconsin think that they know how we should educate our children with Special Needs in Wisconsin? I consider myself a pretty intelligent guy and I feel that my wife and I have made the correct decisions when it comes to all of our kids educations. We didn’t need somebody from outside the State to tell us what to do or what is a better option for us. Growing up, I am 100% certain that nobody told my parents what was best when it came to me and my sibling’s education. Yet, this is what is going on today.
Please remeber to Vote Tuesday February 19.
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I thought that I would share some thoughts on the recent announcement that individuals with disabilities need to be included in athletics. I was quoted in a story that appeared in the Milwaukee Journal on Saturday (http://www.jsonline.com/news/education/schools-told-to-accommodate-special-needs-athletes-gb8h1of-188435541.html) and I thought I would expand on some of these thoughts. As I was typing this blog, I was sent the following link from the Depart of Education, Civil Rights Division (http://www2.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ocr/letters/colleague-201301-504.pdf)