Blog Archive

April 12, 2007 - 1:49pm
A new study in Science finds that schoolchildren in the US have only a 1-in-14 chance of experiencing a rich, supportive elementary classroom.Researchers went to 2,500 1st-, 3rd-, and 5th-grade classrooms, tracking cohorts of students as they...
April 10, 2007 - 10:19am
By: Anonymous
The reaction to Don Imus referring to female basketball players as “nappy-headed hos” highlights an important finding from the Forum’s 2006 survey on race relations: Whatever our race, we are typically not exposed to offensive racial terms. In the...
April 9, 2007 - 11:34am
By: Anonymous
On March 20, Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett testified before the State Joint Finance Committee about the "Milwaukee Initiative," the money appropriated for Milwaukee in Governor Doyle’s proposed 2007-09 budget.The verdict? He wants more money.While...
April 5, 2007 - 1:13pm
Someone has turned the graph of inflation-adjusted US housing prices since 1890 into a roller coaster ride.Let's just say that this isn't a ride you'd want to stand in line for.Hat tip: 13th Floor
April 4, 2007 - 11:41am
By: Anonymous
On April 25th, Forum president Jeff Browne will present the results of our race relations survey at a breakfast event sponsored by The Business Journal, the Valuing Diversity Task Force of Sussex/Lisbon, the Sussex Area Chamber of Commerce, the...
April 2, 2007 - 12:23pm
By: Anonymous
According to a recent The Wall Street Journal (WSJ) The story is simple: Everyone is losing manufacturing jobs (yes, even China). Some regions are transitioning. Some are not.Sure, we could subsidize developers in hopes of spurring new...
March 30, 2007 - 9:14am
By: Anonymous
In a few days, Milwaukeeans will elect members of the Milwaukee School Board. Let's hope we choose board members who pay attention to their constituents.Over the past 30 years, Milwaukee’s children have been subjected to massive busing and racial...
March 29, 2007 - 8:21am
Jay Bullock, a MPS teacher and blogger (Folkbum's Rambles and Rants), notes that the Forum's latest research on Milwaukee's voucher program did not get great media coverage. His blog entry comes in response to the introduction of the voucher program...
March 27, 2007 - 12:22pm
Does anyone else see the irony here? First, MPS officials decide that cell phones contribute to violence and start enforcing a no cell-phones rule. Now, MPS decides that videos of fights are helpful in finding all the participants. Good thing...
March 26, 2007 - 10:23am
A story on Frontpage Milwaukee, an online newpaper run by UWM journalism students, illustrates how the local mainstream media has focused disproportionately on Mayfair Mall's crime problems. The author, Matthew Hrodey, found:In 2006, police made 731...

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