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Under Gov. Walker, School Referendums Held on Off-Elections are 25% More Likely to Pass

A MacIver Institute analysis reveals that school referendums held on off elections are 25 percent more likely to pass and that while the number of referendums and proposed and approved has increased under Walker, the price tag of each one has gone down. Read More »

MacIver Marketplace, June 24, 2016

This week's Marketplace gives an update on Venezuela, a report detailing flaws in the Clean Power Plan, and the predicted increase of insurance premiums under ObamaCare this year. Read More »

Protesters Rally Against Reform Plan Aimed at Failing Milwaukee Schools

Activists gathered on Monday to voice their opposition to an education turnaround plan intended to reform the lowest-performing schools in Milwaukee. Among the several dozen demonstrators, passions ran high, and protesters denounced the plan as a "takeover" of Milwaukee schools. One speaker said the plan is racist. Read More »

WEAC Membership Has Fallen by 58 Percent Since 2011

MacIver News Service - More than 58 percent of active union members left the Wisconsin Education Association Council (WEAC) since 2011, according to a new study by the Education Intelligence Agency. The drop in membership is the largest percentage change in the country over the last five years. Read More »

MPS Adults Once Again Fail the Children of Milwaukee

MacIver Institute President Brett Healy calls the MPS school board's poison pill plan insincere and disheartening. Read More »


Under Gov. Walker, School Referendums Held on Off-Elections are 25% More Likely to Pass

Comments | Posted in News | By The MacIver Institute | Posted June 24, 2016 5:00 AM
Under Gov. Walker, School Referendums Held on Off-Elections are 25% More Likely to Pass

A MacIver Institute analysis reveals that school referendums held on off elections are 25 percent more likely to pass and that while the number of referendums and proposed and approved has increased under Walker, the price tag of each one has gone down. Read More »

MacIver Marketplace, June 24, 2016

Comments | By The MacIver Institute | Posted June 24, 2016 4:30 AM
MacIver Marketplace, June 24, 2016

This week's Marketplace gives an update on Venezuela, a report detailing flaws in the Clean Power Plan, and the predicted increase of insurance premiums under ObamaCare this year. Read More »

Protesters Rally Against Reform Plan Aimed at Failing Milwaukee Schools

Comments | Posted in MacIver News Service | By MI President Brett Healy | Posted June 23, 2016 5:00 AM

Activists gathered on Monday to voice their opposition to an education turnaround plan intended to reform the lowest-performing schools in Milwaukee. Among the several dozen demonstrators, passions ran high, and protesters denounced the plan as a "takeover" of Milwaukee schools. One speaker said the plan is racist. Read More »

WEAC Membership Has Fallen by 58 Percent Since 2011

Comments | Posted in News | By MI President Brett Healy | Posted June 20, 2016 1:34 PM
WEAC Membership Has Fallen by 58 Percent Since 2011

MacIver News Service - More than 58 percent of active union members left the Wisconsin Education Association Council (WEAC) since 2011, according to a new study by the Education Intelligence Agency. The drop in membership is the largest percentage change in the country over the last five years. Read More »

MPS Adults Once Again Fail the Children of Milwaukee

Comments | Posted in News | By MI President Brett Healy | Posted June 17, 2016 2:54 PM
MPS Adults Once Again Fail the Children of Milwaukee

MacIver Institute President Brett Healy calls the MPS school board's poison pill plan insincere and disheartening. Read More »

MPS Rejects Proposed Opportunity Schools Partnership Plan

Comments | Posted in News | By MI President Brett Healy | Posted June 17, 2016 1:08 PM
MPS Rejects Proposed Opportunity Schools Partnership Plan

MacIver News Service - Almost two months after Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele and Opportunity Schools Partnership Program (OSPP) Commissioner Dr. Demond Means put forth a plan for OSPP, Milwaukee Public Schools (MPS) has come out against the proposal. Read More »

Gov. Walker: Safety, Maintenance Will Be Transportation Priorities

Comments | Posted in News | By MI President Brett Healy | Posted June 17, 2016 8:56 AM
Gov. Walker: Safety, Maintenance Will Be Transportation Priorities

Special Guest Perspective by Gov. Scott Walker - During the 2014 campaign, I made it clear I would not support a gas tax increase or a vehicle registration increase without a corresponding decrease in other state taxes. I will not raise the overall tax burden on the hardworking people of Wisconsin. Read More »

Violence Against Teachers: Dan O'Donnell Talks About Growing Problem

Comments | Posted in News | By MI President Brett Healy | Posted June 17, 2016 5:00 AM
Violence Against Teachers: Dan O'Donnell Talks About Growing Problem

MacIver News Service - A recent radio documentary by WISN's Dan O'Donnell publicized shocking details of the growing problem of violence against teachers from a reliable source - actual teachers. The MacIver Institute recently spoke with O'Donnell about his story and the explosive allegation that the administration at MPS is deliberately hiding the problem from the public because of political pressure. Read More »

MacIver Marketplace, June 17, 2016

Comments | By The MacIver Institute | Posted June 17, 2016 4:30 AM
MacIver Marketplace, June 17, 2016

This week's Marketplace covers a failed prediction of Keynesianism and the U.S and Japan's recent monetary policy decisions in light of each's respective economies and the potential for Brexit. Read More »

Task Force on Urban Education Unveils Recommendations

Comments | Posted in News | By MI President Brett Healy | Posted June 15, 2016 4:15 PM
Task Force on Urban Education Unveils Recommendations

MacIver News Service - The Speaker's Task Force on Urban Education released their final report today after nearly a year of work. The report proposes 12 recommendations for the Legislature, said task force Chair Rep. Jessie Rodriguez (R-Franklin) at a press conference in Madison. Read More »

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