Results tagged with 'Public Policy Forum'
Published Jan. 29, 2013
In an age when it seems everyone right down to the mailman and the grocer is a political partisan, it's refreshing to see a group like Milwaukee's Public Policy Forum celebrating a century of non-partisan effort to improve the efficiency of local government. Local writer Jeff Bentoff tells the story of the PPF and its roots in the national efficiency movement in his extremely readable new book, "Just the Facts: The 100-Year History of Milwaukee's Public Policy Forum."
Published Jan. 30, 2012
While few might think of Milwaukee as a hotbed of activity in the world of education books, some know better. There have been other book about and / or by local education figures and here are some notable ones.
Published Sept. 9, 2011
While I'm at School of Career and Technical Education listening to U.S. Dept. of Education Secretary Arne Duncan, you can check out the latest public education report from the Public Policy Forum.
Published June 1, 2011
I recently found a place where conservatives and liberals gathered to debate the issues. They did so peacefully, respectfully and cordially, even as they made passionate, forceful arguments for their viewpoints. Sadly, this wonderful place was not Madison.
Published Sept. 30, 2010
If the current system for funding Wisconsin public schools does not change, the gap between rich and poor school districts will grow. That was the consensus among panelists Thursday afternoon at the "4th Street Forum" discussion, moderated by Denise Callaway, titled, "Political Dynamite: Paying for Wisconsin's Schools."
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