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Think of them as ‘make better choices’ schools

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

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

Seeking higher standards

Parents’ power to choose the best education for their children ought not be hindered when the default is failing them.
July 21, 2022

Wisconsin's Increasingly Uncompetitive Tax Structure

The century-old progressive income tax is no longer a viable model
July 15, 2022

Eleven Years Later, Act 10 Takes Down a Onetime Union Stronghold

WEA Trust just announced it is terminating its health insurance business
June 23, 2022

Parents don’t have to settle for a race to mediocrity

Scarlett Johnson sat down with Badger Institute Policy Director Patrick McIlheran this week to explain what drove her to act on behalf of her local schools, and why more parents should do so.
June 16, 2022

Big price, smaller opportunities

Gas as a luxury item
June 2, 2022

Getting to the meat of ARPA spending

By now, the health emergency has little to do with it
May 26, 2022

Killers and Thieves Walking Free

Criminals are emboldened if they think they won’t get caught
May 19, 2022

Next time, listen to parents

Kids are reaping the consequences of school shutdowns
May 12, 2022

Survey: UW System grads mostly satisfied with college experience, outcomes

Alumni also express concerns about debt and the value of their degrees
May 5, 2022

Expertise as a public good

Neither secret or unprecedented, business dispute docket helps all Wisconsinites.
April 29, 2022

Family and school deterioration is a troubling combination

Kids are the ultimate losers when this reality is ignored.
April 7, 2022

Parents didn’t start the fire

In Burlington, as elsewhere, families wake up to a revolution being inflicted on children.
March 31, 2022

Facts should matter more in climate change debate

Climate change alarmism has become a science of its own.
March 24, 2022

Government can’t prevent death

Of all the wasteful impulses many politicians have, one of the worst is giving big tax breaks to dying industries.
March 10, 2022

DPI: Department of Public Inaccuracy

Scaring taxpayers about school choice income limits is arrogant.
March 3, 2022

Wisconsinites embracing school choice

The polling shows more and more parents want that opportunity for their kids – and more and more other Wisconsinites believe the right thing to do is to give it to them now.
February 25, 2022

The new academic racism

Governor’s veto lays bare the doubletalk of the CRT crowd.
February 17, 2022

The Wild West at MPS

Unless kids are killed or maimed, gun battles at school are just police blotter items.
February 10, 2022

Undeterred crime deters business

Pulling cops out of public schools was a crazy idea.
January 27, 2022

The compass parents owe kids

If schools want to impose belief systems on students, parents should have the right to choose their schools.
January 20, 2022

The other epidemic: Overspending

Turns out, as it always does when you look at where federal tax dollars end up in this country, Wisconsin is bringing up the tail end in the scramble for COVID cash.
January 13, 2022

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