Democratic convention speaker Gwen Moore’s ‘greatest’ hits
Democratic convention speaker Gwen Moore’s ‘greatest’ hits
M.D. Kittle | July 25, 2016|   1
Moore has uttered some of the more inflammatory, ill-informed statements in Congress.
Party platforms offer dueling visions of school choice
Party platforms offer dueling visions of school choice
Heather Kays | July 25, 2016|   4
In an election season likely to be dominated by the economy, terrorism and the out-sized negative views many voters have of both major party candidates, education policy and school choice are likely to be, at most, an afterthought. When it does come up, the best bet is a superficial presentation based on the stereotypes for each party: […]
Right Step may sue to force school building sale
Right Step may sue to force school building sale
James Wigderson | July 25, 2016|   12
Right Step, a private school participating in Milwaukee’s choice program, has notified the Milwaukee City Attorney’s office that if the sale of Centro del Nino school is not completed at Tuesday’s Common Council meeting,  a lawsuit is likely to follow. Right Step officials say they need to complete the purchase by Aug. 1 to open […]
Indiana teachers union uses baseball to entice protesters to anti-ALEC rally
Indiana teachers union uses baseball to entice protesters to anti-ALEC rally
M.D. Kittle | July 21, 2016|   28
Indiana State. Rep. David Wolkins, a Republican who represents the Hoosier State’s 18th District, said the union has issued a political jihad against ALEC.
Officers’ wives speak about impact violence against police has on their families
Officers’ wives speak about impact violence against police has on their families
Graham Deese | July 20, 2016|   44
"It's really important that the community knows that those individuals riding out in those squads, wearing those uniforms, are human beings.”
District Court evaluates new standard for gerrymandering
District Court evaluates new standard for gerrymandering
Graham Deese | July 20, 2016|   16
MADISON, Wis – The U.S. District Court for the Western District of Wisconsin is preparing to rule on the constitutionality of a state legislative redistricting plan and the validity of a new standard that state Democrats want to apply for assessing gerrymandering. The plaintiffs, 12 Democratic voters from Wisconsin, argue that the 2011 Act 43 passed […]
Wisconsin per pupil spending still above national average
Wisconsin per pupil spending still above national average
James Wigderson | July 19, 2016|   34
A new report by the Wisconsin Taxpayers Alliance shows that per pupil educational spending in the state is 1.6 percent above the national average, or $11,186 per pupil, according to the latest census figures available from 2014. Despite the passage of Act 10 in 2011, employee benefits are still keeping Wisconsin’s per pupil spending up, […]
Wisconsin’s 80-year-old ‘Tied House’ rules strike again
Wisconsin’s 80-year-old ‘Tied House’ rules strike again
Benjamin O'Connell | July 19, 2016|   19
Wisconsin is home to 121 craft breweries and over 80 wineries, all of which are being regulated by a three-tier system and “tied house” laws that date back to the end of Prohibition
Cheddarheads dominate GOP convention
Cheddarheads dominate GOP convention
M.D. Kittle | July 18, 2016|   46
The convention’s speaker list, a veritable who's who in Republican politics, includes five Badger Staters.
Wisconsin GOP delegate standing by his candidate – and it’s not Trump
Wisconsin GOP delegate standing by his candidate – and it’s not Trump
M.D. Kittle | July 18, 2016|   31
While Cleveland may be Donald Trump’s Republican Party coronation, a lot of folks in Wisconsin have pledged their support to Texas Sen. Ted Cruz.