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
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
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