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Embattled Professor McAdams To Sue Marquette University

MacIver News Service - Suspended Marquette University professor John McAdams has filed a lawsuit against the university over its decision to terminate his tenure and fire him, the Wisconsin Institute for Law and Liberty announced today. Read More »

Replacing Prosser - How Far Will Editorial Boards Go To Oppose Walker's Choice?

It will be interesting to see what contortions the Journal Sentinel editorial board will go through this time to oppose Walker's appointment. Read More »

Wisconsin Graduation Rate Declines, Achievement Gap Worsens

MacIver News Service - New data from the state Department of Public Instruction shows a slight dip in the four-year graduation rate of Wisconsin high schoolers, the first decline since 2010. The data also shows a widening of the achievement gap between white and African American students, a persistent problem for Wisconsin, which led the nation in that troubling statistic. Read More »

High School Seniors Scored Lower in Math, Stagnant in Reading Compared to 2013, National Study Finds

MacIver News Service - High school seniors across the country are scoring worse at math and not improving at reading, a new report by the National Assessment of Educational Progress shows. The data also shows students in private Catholic schools outperformed their public school peers. The new dataset draws from the test results of 31,900 high school seniors who took the exam in 2015. Read More »

Dane County Judge Foust Denies Stay in Right-to-Work Decision

MacIver News Service - Dane County judge William Foust didn't take long in deciding to deny a stay in his decision declaring Wisconsin's right-to-work law unconstitutional. After extensive arguments by both sides, Foust said the harm unions would incur from a stay is greater than the harm union members would suffer if they're again required to pay dues to the unions. Read More »


Embattled Professor McAdams To Sue Marquette University

Comments | Posted in News | By MI President Brett Healy | Posted May 2, 2016 9:37 AM
Embattled Professor McAdams To Sue Marquette University

MacIver News Service - Suspended Marquette University professor John McAdams has filed a lawsuit against the university over its decision to terminate his tenure and fire him, the Wisconsin Institute for Law and Liberty announced today. Read More »

Replacing Prosser - How Far Will Editorial Boards Go To Oppose Walker's Choice?

Comments | Posted in News | By MI President Brett Healy | Posted April 30, 2016 8:33 PM
Replacing Prosser - How Far Will Editorial Boards Go To Oppose Walker's Choice?

It will be interesting to see what contortions the Journal Sentinel editorial board will go through this time to oppose Walker's appointment. Read More »

Wisconsin Graduation Rate Declines, Achievement Gap Worsens

Comments | Posted in News | By MI President Brett Healy | Posted April 29, 2016 10:27 AM
Wisconsin Graduation Rate Declines, Achievement Gap Worsens

MacIver News Service - New data from the state Department of Public Instruction shows a slight dip in the four-year graduation rate of Wisconsin high schoolers, the first decline since 2010. The data also shows a widening of the achievement gap between white and African American students, a persistent problem for Wisconsin, which led the nation in that troubling statistic. Read More »

MacIver Marketplace, April 29th, 2016

Comments | By The MacIver Institute | Posted April 29, 2016 5:00 AM
MacIver Marketplace, April 29th, 2016

This week's Marketplace discusses the practical effects of the new Department of Labor overtime rule, the U.S. economy's growth in this year's first quarter, and introduces a classic textbook on economics. Read More »

High School Seniors Scored Lower in Math, Stagnant in Reading Compared to 2013, National Study Finds

Comments | Posted in News | By MI President Brett Healy | Posted April 29, 2016 12:09 AM
High School Seniors Scored Lower in Math, Stagnant in Reading Compared to 2013, National Study Finds

MacIver News Service - High school seniors across the country are scoring worse at math and not improving at reading, a new report by the National Assessment of Educational Progress shows. The data also shows students in private Catholic schools outperformed their public school peers. The new dataset draws from the test results of 31,900 high school seniors who took the exam in 2015. Read More »

Dane County Judge Foust Denies Stay in Right-to-Work Decision

Comments | Posted in MacIver News Service | By MI President Brett Healy | Posted April 26, 2016 11:40 AM

MacIver News Service - Dane County judge William Foust didn't take long in deciding to deny a stay in his decision declaring Wisconsin's right-to-work law unconstitutional. After extensive arguments by both sides, Foust said the harm unions would incur from a stay is greater than the harm union members would suffer if they're again required to pay dues to the unions. Read More »

New Push to Expand Medicaid Just More of the "SAME"

Comments | Posted in mi perspectives | By MI President Brett Healy | Posted April 26, 2016 12:05 AM
New Push to Expand Medicaid Just More of the

Special Guest Perspective by James Wigderson - While progressives are rolling out a new plan to encourage states to accept the Obamacare Medicaid expansion, refusing the expansion was still the smart choice. According to the Kaiser Foundation, Wisconsin is the only state that refused the expansion without a coverage gap. Meanwhile, Walker's plan wiped out the waiting lists for Badger Care that existed under Governor Jim Doyle. Read More »

State Revenue Collections Up 4 Percent Over Previous Fiscal Year

Comments | By The MacIver Institute | Posted April 22, 2016 9:15 AM
State Revenue Collections Up 4 Percent Over Previous Fiscal Year

MacIver News Service | April 22, 2016 - Despite the prediction of liberals that tax cuts would lower the amount of taxpayer money coming into state coffers, revenues are up 4 percent compared to last year. Read More »

MacIver Marketplace, April 22th, 2016

Comments | Posted in News | By The MacIver Institute | Posted April 22, 2016 5:00 AM
MacIver Marketplace, April 22th, 2016

This week's Marketplace has articles discussing the important lessons of rent control, teacher compensation, and the claim that red states attack local control. Read More »

Walker: New Job Search and Training Requirements for FoodShare Program a Success

Comments | Posted in News | By MI President Brett Healy | Posted April 20, 2016 1:02 PM
Walker: New Job Search and Training Requirements for FoodShare Program a Success

Are new work search and job training requirements for the FoodShare program working to help Wisconsinites find a job or is it too much to expect participants to train and seek a job? Read More »

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