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05.23.2013 | | Posted at 02:41 PM
By Lisa Kaiser
As I wrote in this week’s paper, a new Forward Institute report questioned whether the state’s education funding formula is providing a constitutionally required “sound basic education.” Looks like the Forward Institute isn’t the only one with these concerns. Today, Bambi Statz, executive director of the Association for Equity of Funding, released a statement on her concerns whether ...
05.15.2013 | | Posted at 02:41 PM
By Lisa Kaiser
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...
05.07.2013 | | Posted at 02:21 PM
By Lisa Kaiser
The indefatigable Wisconsin Democracy Campaign (WDC) filed a complaint with the Government Accountability Board (GAB) claiming that the national voucher group American Federation for Children didn’t disclose all of the money it spent on Wisconsin campaigns in 2012. AFC told its supporters that it had spent almost $2.4 million on Wisconsin campaigns and candidates last year. But they reported...
Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Shepherd Express Endorsements

 We urge Shepherd readers to end the dysfunction on the state Supreme Court by casting a vote for Edward Fallone on April 2. Adding Fallone to the state’s highest court would begin to address the many
Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2013
Republican Gov. Scott Walker no longer even pretends to support public education. His budget is now an open assault on public schools, which educate most Wisconsin children
Wednesday, Dec. 19, 2012

Wisconsin has another wild year

 It seemed preposterous that 2012 could match the high drama of 2011 in Wisconsin. But we were proved wrong. This year had as many sudden developments, twists and turns, conspiracies and surprise endings as last year
Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2014
 The Super Bowl may be the “holy grail” for Las Vegas sports gambling, but outside the United States, horse racing, soccer and, surprisingly, pro tennis dominate. Tennis provides bettors with 19,000 matches a year (compared to 1,200 NBA games, 2,400 Major League Baseball games

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