A class of parents cued into the performance of their local schools would be far more likely to overcome the problem of governance fragmentation than the alternative solution proposed by Ford.Read More
The changes made with regard to discipline and suspension policies in Wisconsin schools have not had the intended effect and may be contributing to negative changes in school culture.Read More
If the authors remain unconvinced by our study, there are a number of other academic studies in Milwaukee that show the benefits of school choice; including substantially higher graduation rates and a reduction in the likelihood choice students will become involved in criminal activity.Read More
In a statement made to the media, one of the study’s authors, UW Professor Kenneth Mayer, said that persons who are eligible but “cannot vote because of” the Voter ID law have been” disenfranchised.” But that it is not what the survey found. According to the press release from the study, “Most of the people who said they did not vote because they lacked ID actually possessed a qualifying form of ID.”Read More
While some public schools do an excellent job at educating children with special needs, others do not. This is because the one-size-fits-all public school model simply cannot provide the best education for all children with special needs.Read More
By seeking to raise taxes outside of the referenda process, the West Allis School District did an end-around of the interests of West Allis voters.Read More
Because the word “voucher” is involved, the overheated rhetoric about “splurging” or “defunding public schools” is deployed.Read More
If we’re truly committed to the notion that a child’s future should not be tied to zip codes or invisible lines on a map – even within the same county – then why cement these arbitrary rules for children outside of Milwaukee or Racine?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"