Public Policy Forum Blog

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