When Darienne Driver was appointed the superintendent of Milwaukee Public Schools (MPS) in 2014, it was meant to signal a new era for the district. After four years, it’s hard to describe her tenure as successful.Read More
Suspension rates have fallen dramatically in Milwaukee and around the state in recent years, largely as a result of federal threats. We have seen in our own research that these policies negatively impact academic outcomes, but what about actual measures of safety?Read More
Last week, exciting new research was released on the Milwaukee Parental Choice Program (MPCP). The research was released the left-leaning Urban Institute, which perhaps makes their findings of positive benefits of school choice all the more intriguing.Read More
Our K-12 education system is primarily geared towards helping students reach a minimum level of proficiency, with few incentives to move beyond that. Consequently, teachers are forced to focus attention on the lowest achievers, while the needs of high achievers are often left under-served.Read More
The “Status Quo” caucus of the Democratic Party just couldn’t pass up the opportunity to score political points with their activist base. In a nearly 30-minute rant session, several Democratic Representatives blamed school choice for all of Wisconsin’s education, economic, and societal woes.Read More
The state of Florida has 20.6 million residents. Wisconsin has 5.8 million. Both states are about the same number of square miles. Florida has 67 school districts. Wisconsin has 425.Read More
This program would be open to students in public, choice, and charter schools and has no impact on the funding for those schools.Read More
Pocan uses this study to attack accountability in school choice programs, but the study shows Wisconsin is meeting the GAO’s standards of accountability.Read More
These alternatives to traditional public schools are performing better when one looks at student growth both over multiple years and a one-year snapshot.Read More
When a person wants to purchase a new car, they are typically utilizing the same sort of system that has been in place since the 1930s.Read More
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. @WillFlandersWI joins @VickiMcKenna at 2:35 PM today on @newstalk1130 to discuss the results of the new report card.
Tune in! https://t.co/ss7cUUes3g
Research Director @WillFlandersWI took a quick dive into the new DPI state report card data for #Milwaukee schools.
"Any calls to “phase out” or arrest education reform efforts would be a major step backwards for thousands of Milwaukee families"