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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...
Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Choice between public and private schools on April 2

 On April 2, in one of only two statewide races on the ballot, Wisconsin voters will have a rare chance to weigh in on the state’s support for public and private schools
Thursday, Dec. 13, 2012

So what are they trying to hide?

 In the accelerating privatization of public schools, taxpayer-funded charter schools seem to have a better reputation than voucher schools because they are linked to a public entity—typically the city, a school board
Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2012

Walker’s big agenda fails in the courts

 It’s not unusual for big policy reforms, such as the ones backed by Gov. Scott Walker and the Republican-dominated state Legislature
Wednesday, May 16, 2012

From kindergarten to post grad, education needs support

Although Wisconsin is a national leader in high-school graduation rates, college placement scores and commitment to public education, the state's educational system is now threatened by Gov. Scott Walker's historic cuts to schools at all levels...

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