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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...
March 20, 2007 - 8:13am
The National Association of Child Care Resources and Referral Agencies (NACCRRA) has released new state rankings on child care standards and oversight. The report, "We Can Do Better: NACCRRA’s Ranking of State Child Care Center Standards and...
March 19, 2007 - 12:54pm
Way back in 2000, the Forum wrote a white paper for the Governor's economic summit (remember those?), which found that while joining the "new economy" was necessary, it could actually harm our tax base in certain ways. We noted especially that our...
March 14, 2007 - 9:36am
The 2006 State Preschool Yearbook released today by the National Institute for Early Education Research at Rutgers (NIEER) ranks Wisconsin seventh for access to government-funded pre-K programs for 4-year-olds. The state ranks 22nd in access for 3-...
March 12, 2007 - 10:52am
The policy wonks over at WisPolitics are once again running a state budget blog. The blog follows all the budget hearings and meetings of the JFC (usually live-blogged), as well as most of the press releases by advocacy groups, administrative...
March 9, 2007 - 1:48pm
The Forum's public opinion survey on race relations released late last year found race relations in SE Wisconsin are poor and not perceived as getting better. But we also found that in areas of interpersonal relations, such as marriage, adoption,...

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