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Wednesday, June 4, 2014
 It’s taken a quarter of a century, but Republican taxpayers around the state and some of their representatives are finally starting to realize they’ve been...
Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2013

Walker wants to expand a low-performing, unaccountable program

 It was no surprise that Gov. Scott Walker yet again expanded the state’s voucher school program, under the guise of providing more choice for families. Walker proposes to implement vouchers in nine additional districts, as well
Wednesday, Sept. 9, 2009

Pros and cons of changing school governance

While everyone seems to agree that Milwaukee Public Schools (MPS) faces serious challenges, few education experts believe that a change in governance will solve those problems. Despite that fact, the city is beginning to split on how to turn around the district’s performance while...
Wednesday, Sept. 2, 2009

Plus Heroes and Jerks of the Week

Why are Gov. Jim Doyle and Mayor Tom Barrett so dead-set on taking over Milwaukee Public Schools (MPS)? Two words: power and control. But the power and control won’t shift to the mayor and governor. It’ll shift to the ones holding the purse strings—the conservative suburban...
Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Plus Heroes and Jerks of the Week

It seems like a logical vote for any lawmaker: mandate that all drivers pass a written and road test before they’re allowed to drive on their own. Which legislator, interested in public safety, would vote otherwise? But when certain drivers are illegal immigrants, logic becomes scrambled.
Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Misinformation doesn’t help debate

We’ve all read the screaming headlines about the $100 million wasted by the Milwaukee Public Schools (MPS) each year and the governor and mayor’s threat to take over the district if it doesn’t make drastic changes. But are the headlines and threats accurate? Here are some of the myths and facts about MPS's finances and...