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October 24, 2007 - 10:00am
Sometimes when I read the Journal Sentinel's headlines, I wonder if I'm actually reading The Onion.Today's headline is an example: Choice may not improve schools, study saysAfter decades of MPS score stagnation despite school choice, charter schools...
October 22, 2007 - 10:40am
By: Anonymous
Milwaukee, and its fledging regional economic development group, M7, have gotten themselves into one heck of a fight. The battle over attracting the newly merged MillerCoors headquarters will pit the upstart M7 against a colossus in the world of...
October 19, 2007 - 11:31am
By: Anonymous
Southeastern Wisconsin’s water is in the news this fall – as a commodity coveted in the west, as a weapon in the regional conflicts over development, as a potential asset to improve our economic competitiveness, and today again as a diminishing...
October 16, 2007 - 12:21pm
By: Anonymous
Each year, the Public Policy Forum releases an analysis of the City of Milwaukee's proposed budget. This year's budget brief can be found here.What follows is the concluding statement from our 2008 budget brief:"In our analysis of the 2006 proposed...
October 12, 2007 - 2:43pm
By: Anonymous
This summer Mayor Tom Barrett seized control of Milwaukee’s workforce development efforts from the Milwaukee County Private Industry Council. Could – or should – Milwaukee Public Schools be his next acquisition? The authors of a new study would...
October 10, 2007 - 12:00pm
How many times have you heard of a lucky duck who wins the lottery, just to squander it all and return to his old work-a-day self? I'm sure those guys thought winning the lottery would turn their luck around forever.Just like education reform...
October 8, 2007 - 11:08am
By: Anonymous
Workforce for the 21st CenturyThe force behind economic developmentSoutheastern Wisconsin’s economy will come to a standstill without trained and capable workers. How will the new Milwaukee Area Workforce Investment Board grow a workforce in the...
October 3, 2007 - 9:22am
By: Anonymous
If I were a Wisconsin legislator, tired from the lack of progress in passing the 2007-2009 state budget, it might be fun to direct my angry constituents to a website that would allow them to try balancing the budget themselves.This is exactly the...
October 2, 2007 - 9:08am
By: Anonymous
Sunday’s expose in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel on city police overtime raised questions about management choices over the past couple of years. But a bigger picture of shifting priorities emerges when the analysis spans the longer term. Over...
October 1, 2007 - 9:28am
One of the paradoxes of early childhood education (ECE) policy is that ECE doesn't seem to obey the normal economic rules of supply and demand. If high quality ECE is so valuable, why is there a proliferation of poor quality providers? Isn't high...

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