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December 22, 2009 - 7:30am
By: Anonymous
The annual cost of operating a high-quality child care or early education center in southeast Wisconsin is an estimated $11,000 per child, more than double the cost of a typical program in the region today, according to the Public Policy Forum’s...
December 3, 2009 - 11:15am
A new report by the Alliance for Excellent Education estimates the economic costs to cities of having high drop-out rates. In the four-county Milwaukee metro area, it is estimated that cutting the drop-out rate in half, or having an additional 3,200...
November 17, 2009 - 8:00am
The second installment of the results of the autumn People Speak poll, conducted in partnership with the University of Wisconsin--Milwaukee's Center for Urban Initiatives and Research and The Business Journal Serving Greater Milwaukee, focuses on...
November 9, 2009 - 8:00am
In 2007, when the New York General Assembly was considering whether to renew the legislation authorizing mayoral control of the New York City public schools, a Commission on School Governance was appointed to study the policy's benefits, drawbacks,...
October 28, 2009 - 8:33am
Some people accuse the U.S. Congress of being all talk and little action. Now there's a website that's tracking that talk in a fun, interactive way, allowing you to pit any two Senators or members of Congress against one another in a war of words....
October 23, 2009 - 8:00am
The Public Policy Forum is pleased to launch a new research product today in partnership with UWM's Center for Urban Initiatives and Research (CUIR) and The Business Journal Serving Greater Milwaukee: results from our new The People Speak poll.The...
October 20, 2009 - 7:00am
By: Anonymous
The Forum released its analysis of the 2010 proposed City of Milwaukee budget this morning, following up on our similar analysis of the 2010 recommended Milwaukee County Budget released last week. I wish we had better news.A recurring theme in both...
October 15, 2009 - 11:16am
In the past few weeks Milwaukee has had numerous town hall meetings, panel discussions, and presentations regarding the idea of school district governance reform. At issue is whether the mayor of Milwaukee should be in charge of the Milwaukee Public...
October 13, 2009 - 10:38am
The city-state of Dubai, United Arab Emirates, opened a new high-speed rail system last month. The Los Angeles Times reports that despite the city's crushing traffic congestion (estimated to cost over $1.4 billion annually in lost productivity), it...
October 6, 2009 - 8:45am
By: Anonymous
You know the drill: Wisconsin’s economic strategy just isn’t measuring up compared to others.A July 18th editorial claimed “Wisconsin is struggling.” It said Iowa seems to have a better plan. An August 8th column by John Torinus argued, “We get...

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