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Kyle and her husband moved to Brookfield in 1986. She became active in local politics and started blogging in 2004. Her focus is primarily on local issues but often includes state and national topics, too. Kyle looks at things from the taxpayers' perspective in a creative, yet down to earth way, addressing them from a practical point of view.

I'm voting Rose Fernandez for State Superintendent on Tuesday

Education, WISCONSIN

Wisconsin has a primary election this coming Tuesday, Feb. 17th. On that day, Wisconsinites will narrow the field on the State Superintendent of Public Instruction race. (Elmbrook School District residents will also choose which 2 candidates for the At Large and Area 4 School Board positions will face off in April. More about that later.)


For the statewide Superintendent of Public Instruction race, my choice is Rose Fernandez. As she stated in an email, "I am a mom on a mission. The mission is that children must come first at DPI." Her campaign website is even called,


She wrote, "I am an avid supporter of choices for parents." Check out her ISSUES page. On it, she addresses the UW system, MPS, QEO and Levy Limits as well as school choice, charter / virtual schools, and homeschooling.


I first heard about Rose Fernandez last December from Mike Dean, General Counsel for the First Freedoms Foundation. First Freedoms litigated the Virtual Schools case. She was president of the Wisconsin Coalition of Virtual School Families.


Talk show host Vicki McKenna has had Rose Fernandez on her radio show, and I liked what I heard. She definitely was for parents rights and what was best for the students. 


State Representative Leah Vukmir favors Rose Fernandez,

Rose is a proven leader with the right balance of passion, courage and judgment to bring about real education reform in Wisconsin, and she has already demonstrated her ability to take on the establishment and do what is right for our children. Rose is a strong supporter of School Choice and she is not afraid to call for higher standards throughout our public schools, and of course I admire and respect her desire to focus on improving Wisconsin schools without pushing for increased sales or property taxes.


Charlie Sykes Speaks out for Rose too:

I think there is actually a really good candidate in this race: Rose Fernandez.

Here is somebody who not only has been an involved parent; she’s actually taken on the bureaucracy. Rose Fernandez is exactly the kind of person we need. She doesn’t represent the teachers’ union; she’s willing to take on the teachers’ union. She’s not part of the establishment; she’s willing to challenge the establishment. She is not an educational bureaucrat. She thinks that the system should work for students, what a radical concept. Rose Fernandez is the only one in this race who thinks the schools ought to be about the kids. Not about the unions, not about bureaucracy…

He later called Rose Fernandez “probably one of the most interesting candidates to emerge in a statewide race in a very, very, very long time."


Fernandez Campaign: [Brett Davis] Assembly education leader endorses Rose Fernandez

Rose Fernandez's slogan is Higher Standards, Not Higher Taxes. Need I say more?


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Brookfield7, Fairly Conservative, Vicki McKenna, Jay Weber, The Right View Wisconsin, Mark Levin, The Heritage Foundation, CNS News

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