Wednesday, March 29th, 2017

A new study says the Milwaukee Parental Choice Program will have a $473 million economic impact on the Milwaukee area by 2035 because of higher graduation rates for voucher school students compared to their peers in Milwaukee Public Schools.

Some days you drive to Madison just to sit and twiddle your thumbs. If DPI proposes rules and nobody speaks against them, do they make a sound? MADISON, Wis. – Despite the controversy surrounding passage of the law, nobody testified at Tuesday’s public hearing on the permanent administrative rules for Wisconsin’s Special Needs Scholarship Program. […]

Nygren: Shiocton school funding story misleading By James Wigderson  /  November 4, 2016  /  Education, News, Wisconsin  /  No Comments “Voucher funding is comprised entirely from state revenue, meaning no property tax dollars are used to fund the voucher,” the lawmaker said. Read More → ‘Just a guy’ attempts to stop Oconomowoc referendum By James […]

Governor Walker proposes sales tax holiday on school supplies Watchdog.org–Sep 8, 2016 Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker announced Wednesday his plans for a “sales tax holiday” for school supplies for Aug. 5-6 next year. The proposal will be included … Jesus Lunch feeds the high school multitude without incident Watchdog.org–Sep 8, 2016 Jesus returned to the lunchtime […]

If you only read the Democratic Party’s press releases, you’d think we’re funding school choice to the detriment of the kids in the public schools. The reality, as I report at Watchdog.org, is completely different: The memo says the voucher amount is $7,210 for kindergarten through eighth grade, and $7,856 per pupil in high school, […]

Catching up on the week’s action, here are the most recent stories I did for Watchdog.org. You can always follow the latest articles by me, regardless of where they appeared, at my Facebook author page. Looking ahead to Monday, already loaded in the queue, is an article on a new report by the Wisconsin Institute […]

Over at Watchdog.org, I reported Wednesday on a case involving three families in the Friess Lake school district who were denied bus service because their private, independent school was too Catholic to not be considered a Catholic school. Even though the school is not affiliated with the archdiocese, students of St Augustine school are being […]

After weeks of stalling, the Milwaukee Common Council’s Zoning, Neighborhoods and Development Committee finally recognized five charter and private schools as education operators, accepted their letters of interest, and used the state definition of an education operator to avoid considering Milwaukee Public Schools’ letters of interest in retaining the properties. I have the story over […]

Over at the MacIver Institute, I take the opportunity of national school choice week to celebrate the strides we have made in expanding school choice in Wisconsin and lament that we still have far to go. Unfortunately we still have a long way to go to universal school choice here in Wisconsin. The plan to […]

Because we shouldn’t just throw away the future for 1.3 million children every year. Support school choice because every child matters. We can put children first by supporting educational choice. #SchoolChoice Week. Print this entry