Milwaukee’s colleges and universities are the source
of a plethora of service-minded student organizations that are improving our
community. Though there are many student initiatives and organizations that are
Heroes of the
Advocates for an Affordable Care Act-expanded Medicaid program in Wisconsin have been calling on Gov. Scott Walker to listen to reason and accept roughly $4 billion in federal funds to offer BadgerCare programs to more low-income Wisconsinites. Their latest attempt to provide Republicans with a reality check is to shoot down the GOP's allegation that the funding under the ACA is somehow not reli...
Are taxpayers really getting their bang for their buck when it comes to funding school vouchers? The short answer from the Forward Institute is no. The new, progressive public policy research organization released its comprehensive report today on Wisconsin’s education funding and poverty and it’s well worth a close read. A portion of the report examines taxpayer funding for voucher scho...
Funny—when I’d file open records requests with Milwaukee County to look into the communications of the Walker administration, the county always provided them for no cost. In fact, just a few weeks ago, the county mailed me a disc with more than 2,000 pages of documents sent to and from Walker’s campaign and county emails. Not a penny was charged. Not even for postage. But suddenly the pr...
Featuring interviews with activists and ground-zero footage
from Madison, Forward documents the
massive protests against Scott Walker that led to the recall campaign. Directed
by Dusan Harminc and Matt Mullins, Forward
It’s no surprise the University of Wisconsin System would begin setting
aside extra reserve funds when the most anti-education governor and Legislature
in state history took control of Wisconsin’s government
Optimists believe that the United States Supreme Court’s impending rulings on California’s Proposition 8 and the federal Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) will affirm legal marriage rights for same-sex couples
Wealthy supporters of school vouchers lavished an
eye-popping $10 million on Wisconsin campaigns in the past 10 years, spending
half of that amount in 2011 and 2012 alone, according to a new analysis by the