Thursday, October 27th, 2016

Assigned summer reading


The MacIver Institute issued a report yesterday on why Wisconsin failed in the Race to the Top application. The announcement of the report by the MacIver Institute explains why this is so important.

‘Regardless of how one feels about federal education spending, the Race To The Top rewards states that are willing to pursue innovative and data-driven education reform policies,” said Brett Healy, President of the MacIver Institute. “Unfortunately for Wisconsin, Governor Doyle’s educational legacy is a badge of shame for the entire state. Despite his personal assurance and specific legislative attempts to “fix” our educational system, Wisconsin has failed the Race To The Top final exam — twice.”

My own perspective on the subject appeared at the MacIver Institute website earlier this month.

I truly believe that Republicans can seize the education issue from the Democrats if they can be bold in expressing a vision of reform. It may not be a sexy issue during a Republican primary, but it’s an issue that affects so many parents that it’s a shame that Republicans don’t spend more time on the issue.

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