“Why Meadow Died”, a reference to Pollack’s daughter, describes in great detail how Parkland school shooter Nikolas Cruz managed to avoid interactions with the criminal justice system because of soft school discipline policies.
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?
Between heated debates on school safety and last-minute amendments expanding firearm background checks, the state Assembly in “extraordinary session” Thursday passed some key conservative reforms and tax breaks for Wisconsin families and shoppers.
They are losing ground to the minority party because they are not doing what they promised they would do once they were elected. Now they expect to get re-elected because they have lost their spine much like the state party is doing right now, especially when it comes to the school safety issue.
A trio of last-minute deals Tuesday between bickering GOP Senate and Assembly leadership secured passage of key parts of Gov. Scott Walker’s agenda during the Senate’s last floor period of the legislative session.
Wisconsin was one of three improbable state victories that propelled Donald Trump to the White House in 2016. But without immediate Republican Party course corrections, the state’s conservative revolution could screech to a halt after the November elections, or even be reversed in some areas.