Off Track: An Assessment of Wisconsin’s Early Care and Learning System for Young Children

Angela Rachidi lays out steps that Wisconsin policymakers can take to give more authority to parents and childcare providers.

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Common-sense Healthcare Reforms for Wisconsin

Concrete steps to a free and transparent healthcare system.

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Dental Therapy Can Fill Gaps in Care and Access

New report by Ken Wysocky highlights meaningful reform that finds bipartisan favor and that helps people — all without dinging the taxpayer.

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Wisconsin’s Economy: A Comparative Study

To examine both how the state’s economy compares and how it competes, this report puts Wisconsin in a national context and compares the fortunes of Wisconsinites with people in other Midwestern states.

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Badger Institute Annual Dinner

The Heritage Foundation founder Ed Feulner joins the Badger Institute on October 11 to speak about the Mandate for Madison, our roadmap for Wisconsin toward a freer and more prosperous future. 

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“Choice schools have a higher standard”

“Choice schools have a higher standard”
September 15, 2022

School choice helps family rebound after tragedy

School choice helps family rebound after tragedy
September 8, 2022

For a New Civil Society

For a New Civil Society
September 8, 2022

Increasing Minimum Wage Simply Doesn’t Help

Increasing Minimum Wage Simply Doesn’t Help
August 31, 2022

Think of them as ‘make better choices’ schools

Reducing Milwaukeeans’ suffering from crime starts young, and research suggests a means
August 18, 2022

Video: A successful school journey

Elita Williams is grateful for the opportunity to select the best schools for her kids.
August 15, 2022

“Such a blessing”

A Milwaukee mom’s take on why more parents need educational choice.
August 15, 2022

For the Sake of Milwaukee’s Children, Get Cops Back in MPS Schools

Students in Milwaukee’s public high schools who want a better life and know that school is their only way up are being battered, assaulted and exposed to gunfire or other reckless conduct on a daily basis.
August 11, 2022

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Spring 2022 Diggings Magazine 

A foundational change

On the road to waste and fraud

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Dire need of accountability

Building moral character

The new capitalism

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The Project for 21st Century Federalism is the Badger Institute's multi-year investigation of the growth in federal grants and their effect on state and local governance

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Badger Institute Policy Priorities are short, informative primers on the top issues facing Wisconsin