Personnel File

Will Flanders

Will Flanders, PhD, Research Director at the Wisconsin Institute for Law & Liberty.

Content referencing Will Flanders

2019 Apples to Apples: Charter, Choice Outperform Traditional Public Schools in Growth, Test Scores
Common Sense Healthcare Reforms for Wisconsin
Press Release

Common Sense Healthcare Reforms for Wisconsin

Seven reforms to lower costs and increase access to care

Governor Evers’ Budget: What You Need to Know
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Governor Evers’ Budget: What You Need to Know

Read WILL's analysis before the legislature votes

Republican leadership puts interests of the state ahead of politics
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Republican leadership puts interests of the state ahead of politics

“Doing what’s right is not always easy. But by rejecting costly federal Medicaid expansion, the Republican legislative leadership is acting in the best interest of the state of Wisconsin and we applaud them for standing on principle.”

Data Wonk: Should State Expand Medicaid With Federal Funds?
Data Wonk

Should State Expand Medicaid With Federal Funds?

No, say two researchers. But their data is highly suspect.

WILL Polls Critical Education Policy Questions in Wisconsin
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WILL Polls Critical Education Policy Questions in Wisconsin

Statewide poll finds low support for Evers' attack on school choice

Study: K-12 Spending Increases Unlikely to Result in Student Success
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Study: K-12 Spending Increases Unlikely to Result in Student Success

New analysis on K-12 spending on public schools raises questions about student impact

Medicaid Expansion to Cost Wisconsinites $600 Million Per Year
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Medicaid Expansion to Cost Wisconsinites $600 Million Per Year

New WILL, CROWE study analyzes true cost of Medicaid expansion

Trump Administration Seeks to Cancel Misguided Obama-era School Discipline Policy
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Trump Administration Seeks to Cancel Misguided Obama-era School Discipline Policy

WILL work has championed rescinding the illegal, harmful policy

Study: Parents in Milwaukee Are Choosing Schools Based on Quality
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Study: Parents in Milwaukee Are Choosing Schools Based on Quality

What you need to know about WILL’s landmark school choice study

Voter ID Lowered Turnout, Studies Show

Voter ID Lowered Turnout, Studies Show

Wisconsin, other states had lower turnout, especially by minority and college-age voters.

Op Ed: More Regulation of School Choice a Mistake
Op Ed

More Regulation of School Choice a Mistake

Study shows higher quality schools less likely to accept funding as rules increase.

WILL Releases Most Comprehensive Analysis of School Performance
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WILL Releases Most Comprehensive Analysis of School Performance

"Our study is the most comprehensive, updated analysis on Wisconsin school performance," Dr. Will Flanders, author of the report says.

Data Wonk: Did Walker Save Wisconsin’s Economy?
Data Wonk

Did Walker Save Wisconsin’s Economy?

So claims his supporters at WILL. Let’s consider the evidence they offer.

WILL on K-12 School Report Cards
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WILL on K-12 School Report Cards

The report cards include two major changes from previous years: the full inclusion of private schools in the choice programs and the use of student growth as a metric for school performance.

Op Ed: In Defense of School Choice
Op Ed

In Defense of School Choice

Sorry, Rep. Taylor, vouchers aren’t about making a profit, but giving parents choices.

New Report Shows Impact of Current Accountability Measures in Milwaukee Parental Choice Program
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New Report Shows Impact of Current Accountability Measures in Milwaukee Parental Choice Program

Report challenges voucher program critics’ opposition that schools are “unaccountable”

Data Wonk: You Dare Not Question Scott Walker
Data Wonk

You Dare Not Question Scott Walker

A Federalist column attacks my conclusion that governors have little impact on the economy.

Op Ed: Rural Areas Need Voucher Schools
Op Ed

Rural Areas Need Voucher Schools

The lowest performing school district in the state is in a rural area.