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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

“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

Police banned, crime a daily occurrence in MPS schools

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

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

What Wisconsin leaders can do to better address poverty in the Badger State through reforms to the federal safety net
August 4, 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

A municipal spending quandary

Awash in federal bailout cash, some Wisconsin cities ask for a property tax hike
July 27, 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

A Roadmap for Healthcare Reform in Wisconsin

Wisconsin could help lead the nation in empowering patient-consumers to seek care in a functioning market with upfront transparent pricing.
July 5, 2022

Religious liberty in education reduces, not produces, strife

Milwaukee’s school choice program shows that letting parents choose a moral ecology is how differing beliefs can coexist.
June 30, 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

An Epidemic of Decline

In response to falling standards, former Mequon-Thiensville school board member launches charter school
June 9, 2022

Big price, smaller opportunities

Gas as a luxury item
June 2, 2022

Wisconsin Losing Ground to Tax-Reforming Peers

Policymakers should advance reforms that prioritize GSP, personal income growth
May 31, 2022

Getting to the meat of ARPA spending

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

Policy Brief: Forgiving Student Loan Debt

Who wins and who loses?
May 25, 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