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Data Wonk: The Incoherence of Scott Walker
Data Wonk

The Incoherence of Scott Walker

His suddenly changing policies make for a confused campaign.

MPS Becomes Issue in Governor’s Race

MPS Becomes Issue in Governor’s Race

Budget cuts, poor achievement, Walker’s call for state action heat up discussion.

Matt Flynn Announces K-12 Education Plan, Calls for Supporting Teachers on National Teachers Day
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Matt Flynn Announces K-12 Education Plan, Calls for Supporting Teachers on National Teachers Day

"The education system in Wisconsin has fallen below the high standards we have come to expect."

Data Wonk: How MPS Is Hurt By Its “Friends”
Data Wonk

How MPS Is Hurt By Its “Friends”

North Division controversy raises issue: which schools best serve low-income black students?

Sheldon and Marianne Lubar give $5.5 million gift to fund Marquette Law School public policy initiative
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Sheldon and Marianne Lubar give $5.5 million gift to fund Marquette Law School public policy initiative

Law School establishes Lubar Center for Public Policy Research and Civic Education

Plenty of Horne: Two Tall Men Duel Over Schools
Plenty of Horne

Two Tall Men Duel Over Schools

Evers and Holtz square off in superintendent's race; sparks fly both ways.

Data Wonk: DeVos All Wrong on Charter Schools?
Data Wonk

DeVos All Wrong on Charter Schools?

Trump education appointee favors charter schools without accountability. Data shows they fail.

Data Wonk: Do “No Excuses” Charter Schools Work?
Data Wonk

Do “No Excuses” Charter Schools Work?

The data is encouraging. So why are some MPS leaders resistant?

Opponents Agree New Education Funding Model Needed

Opponents Agree New Education Funding Model Needed

Union leader, key Republican and DPI all want a student centered approach to state funding.

Murphy’s Law: Why Urban School Chiefs Fail
Murphy’s Law

Why Urban School Chiefs Fail

The lessons of former MPS superintendent Gregory Thornton’s firing in Baltimore.

Marquette Law School, College of Education to host half-day conference on critical K-12 education issues
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Marquette Law School, College of Education to host half-day conference on critical K-12 education issues

The event is part of a continuing series of conferences on K–12 education sponsored by the Law School and College of Education, and is open to the public.

Data Wonk: The Impact of Right to Work Laws
Data Wonk

The Impact of Right to Work Laws

State Republican leaders want to pass such a law. What will be the impact on jobs and wages?

72% of MPS High School Students Are Truants

72% of MPS High School Students Are Truants

"Habitual students" have at least 5 unexcused absences per semester. Many get picked up by police.

Murphy’s Law: Why Burke’s Loss Was Inevitable
Murphy’s Law

Why Burke’s Loss Was Inevitable

Burke's impact as a candidate was so negligible that Walker was almost running against himself. He had to hope the Walker lovers outnumbered his haters.

Op Ed: Why Thornton Is Leaving MPS
Op Ed

Why Thornton Is Leaving MPS

It's all about moving back home, not about frustration with Milwaukee.

Murphy’s Law: Why Did Thornton Leave?
Murphy’s Law

Why Did Thornton Leave?

The loss of MPS superintendent raises troubling questions about public education in Milwaukee.

Murphy’s Law: Milwaukee’s Most Underestimated Leader?
Murphy’s Law

Milwaukee’s Most Underestimated Leader?

MPS superintendent Gregory Thornton has quietly righted a ship that once looked ready to sink.

MPS Funding Continues to Decline

MPS Funding Continues to Decline

Loss of 19,000 students since 2003 and recent decline in its charter schools pushes revenue downward.

Murphy’s Law: The Rise of MU Law School
Murphy’s Law

The Rise of MU Law School

How it became the state's leading pollster and a high profile place for public forums.

Murphy’s Law: Can Falk And Thompson Play Spoilers in the Governor’s Race?
Murphy’s Law

Can Falk And Thompson Play Spoilers in the Governor’s Race?

I'm hard pressed to think of a more interesting state race than the upcoming campaign for governor.

Murphy’s Law: The Rise and Fall of Polly Williams
Murphy’s Law

The Rise and Fall of Polly Williams

Time was when Rep. Annette Polly Williams (D-Milwaukee) was the star of the conservative talk circuit.