has written 1 SperlingViews. Currently, Kathleen is living in Brooklyn, NY and has a little something to say:
Midwesterner and long-time NYC resident. Both of us teach, like theater and film, enjoy natural spaces and waterfront. Libraries rule!
|Life Stage:||Young Couple|
|Occupation:||Education, Training, and Library|
Specifics? Posted On: 1/8/2011 12:11:52 PM
I tried posting this as a reply, but Sperling's seems to have a website problem. Regarding the two vociferously critical comments in Dec 2010: Two such hateful reviews make it very hard to take what you're saying to heart. In particular, could you give specific examples or links to stories to which you're referring when you mention the "child abuse" in public schools? We've lived in a fairly difficult city (Brooklyn, NY) for almost 20 years, and having been in Milwaukee twice in the past three years, I can't honestly say I've seen the things you talk about. I also know Madison pretty well, and it's always seemed, well, rather self-satisfied and overly idealistic. Bigots are everywhere--e.g., your comment about "insufferable yuppies"--but open minds may change the places they live. I appreciate other comments, however, that give specific feedback on specific issues--like the woman who talks about how difficult it was for her to meet an appropriate partner, or reasonable comparisons of the crime and long-term living compared to other American cities.