Results tagged with 'public schools'
Published Sept. 8, 2014
Madison's non-partisan Forward Institute released a report Monday that looked at education funding across the state of Wisconsin and found that over the past decade increasing poverty, deep education cuts, voucher expansion, the economic recession and growing rates of bilingual and special needs enrollment have led to a system that fuels funding and opportunity gaps among Wisconsin students and communities.
Published May 14, 2014
In advance of a celebration of the 60th anniversary of the landmark Brown v. Board of Education decision that led to the desegregation of America's schools, Milwaukee's School & Communities United - a coalition of community, teacher, student, labor, civic and religious organizations - has issued a report on education in Milwaukee.
Published April 26, 2014
On Thursday, the lobby at City Hall echoed with the voices from a press conference held by the Institute for Wisconsin's Future to announce the release of a new report, "Do Poor Kids Deserve Lower-Quality Education Than Rich Kids? Evaluating School Privatization Proposals in Milwaukee, Wisconsin."
Published Feb. 17, 2014
Last week, I went after an actual columnist at the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, so this week it may not seem fair that I go after a letter to the editor, one discussing the issue of voucher school accountability.
Published Jan. 24, 2013
You can read an endless parade of books about public education. There are surveys of history, books that focus on charters and on voucher programs, volumes devoted to the battles for desegregation and all kinds of books by pundits arguing this or that approach to funding, to curriculum and everything else. But if you want to know about public education in Milwaukee, start with Barbara Miner's new "Lessons from the Heartland: A Turbulent Half-Century of Public Education."
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One of the provisions of Governor Walker's Budget Bill is a ban on teacher residency requirements by Wisconsin School Boards. Milwaukee is the only school district in the state to have such a requirement, which is embedded in the 4-year contract between MPS and MTEA....
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