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Results tagged with 'Public Policy Forum'

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Bentoff's engaging book breezes through 100 years of the 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."

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A Milwaukee education reading list

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.

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Public Policy Forum report on public education is out

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.

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Respect and civility rediscovered

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.

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School funding panel: "The public is done listening"

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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