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Wednesday, Aug. 24, 2011

Test scores are the same after years of study

At the same time Gov. Scott Walker has expanded the voucher program beyond the city of Milwaukee's borders, yet another study of test scores has concluded that students in the Milwaukee Parental Choice Program (MPCP) do not perform better than students who attend the Milwaukee Public Schools (MPS)...
Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Group founded by conservative MPS board member Bruce Thompson gets caught

Remember Advocates for Student Achievement (ASA), the conservative-backed “reform” group that recruited and trained candidates for the 2009 MPS board elections? It took almost a year, but the Milwaukee County District Attorney’s Office charged Advocates for Student Achievement PAC and ASA-MKE Inc. with seven violations in a civil complaint made public...
02.25.2010 | | Posted at 05:49 PM

Children’s Book By Influential Author brought to an MPS stage

By Russ Bickerstaff
Every now and then a show gets brought to my attention too late to attend. When the press release for the latest show at the Milwaukee High School of the Arts this past Monday, I had already had my schedule for  the weekend worked out. It’s a real disappointment, too because this one looks interesting. This Friday, MHSA hosts the National Theater of England’s traveling production of Haroun...
Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2010

Plus Hero and Jerk of the Week

The state Senate Education Committee held a rare public meeting in Milwaukee on Tuesday to listen to testimony from legislators and Milwaukee residents about proposals to change the governance of the Milwaukee Public Schools (MPS). And it’s a good thing they did travel to Milwaukee, since, as one member of the committee...
Wednesday, Oct. 28, 2009

Issue of the Week, Hero and Jerk of the Week

Issue of the Week City of Milwaukee-Operated Schools vs. Milwaukee Public Schools Everyone agrees that MPS needs reform. But what kind of reform will best serve the educational needs of the stude
Tuesday, Oct. 20, 2009

Plus Hero and Jerk of the Week

Gov. Jim Doyle and state Superintendent Tony Evers announced their plan to reform the state’s education system—and possibly net some funds from the federal government. They trotted out some ideas for the press, including lengthening the school day, linking teacher pay to performance, changing the...
09.10.2009 | | Posted at 12:00 AM
By Lisa Kaiser
The Journal Sentinel�s coverage of the MPS mayoral takeover is atrocious. The paper has editorialized in favor of the takeover. Why not? The MMAC is behind this, so the JS of course is not going to offend the business community in the midst of recession that�s hitting the newspaper industry�and the Journal Sentinel�so hard. Besides, the JS has long advocated for MMAC-suppor...
09.09.2009 | | Posted at 12:00 AM
By Lisa Kaiser
Now in its eighth year, Fighting Bob Fest draws more than 10,000 progressives and activists to Baraboo to discuss politics and brainstorm solutions. In this Shepherd Q&A, its founder, attorney and former gubernatorial candidate Ed Garvey, previewed this year’s fest and offered his thoughts on some of the biggest political questions of the day. Shepherd: What does it mean to be a ...