Viewpoint: Think of them as ‘make better choices’ schools

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

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Police banned, crime a daily occurrence in MPS schools

The Milwaukee Police Department responded to 1,310 calls for service at 34 MPS-controlled high schools in the 2021-’22 school year, an average of 7.2 calls every school day that raises anew questions about the school board’s decisions to stiff-arm police.

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Ensuring Opportunity: Altering Wisconsin’s Safety Net to Encourage Upward Mobility

New report by poverty scholar Angela Rachidi offers recommendations for improving Wisconsin safety net programs.

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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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Report: Tax Reform Options to Improve Wisconsin’s Competitiveness

A new report from the Tax Foundation and the Badger Institute offers five comprehensive tax reform options to enhance Wisconsin’s tax competitiveness by reducing harmful taxes on labor and investment.

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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

“Ban the Box” policies may hurt the job-seekers they aim to help

Recent and rigorous academic evaluations suggest that such policies aren’t effective at increasing employment among the formerly incarcerated.
August 11, 2022

Chance to Enact Flat Tax Just Got a Whole Lot Bigger

An enormous projected budget surplus makes a low, transformative flat tax more than feasible.
July 28, 2022

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Spring 2022 Diggings Magazine 

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On the road to waste and fraud

Bang for the private college buck

Dire need of accountability

Building moral character

The new capitalism

Courts clogged


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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