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06.05.2013 | | Posted at 12:37 PM
By Lisa Kaiser
I’m still trying to get my arms around the budget vetted by the Joint Finance Committee in the wee hours of this morning.  But one thing is for sure—Scott Walker is running for president. He and the Republican members of the JFC have checked off all of the boxes Walker needs to promote himself nationally. Of course, Republican legislators gave him a head start two years ago, when Walke...
Wednesday, June 5, 2013
Remember back when Wisconsin was proud to be one of the most progressive states in the nation?
05.30.2013 | | Posted at 04:25 PM
By Lisa Kaiser
I’m not quite sure what the Republicans (and their former legislative leaders turned lobbyists) will ultimately agree on, but one thing is clear: the state budget will include some sort of voucher expansion. Democrats and public school advocates are frantic, worried about the damage this will do to the vast majority of state schools that educate the vast majority of students. But perhaps th...
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 ...
Thursday, March 21, 2013
 When it comes to the Republican budget proposal that passed the U.S. House this week, I agree with those who find it strange that anyone sees the initiative as a serious attempt to "grow the economy," as Rep. Paul Ryan
Wednesday, March 20, 2013
The second best thing that happened in November with President Barack Obama’s re-election was that Wisconsin Congressman Paul Ryan
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

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