Anneliese Dickman's Blogs

October 1, 2007 - 9:28am
By: Anneliese Dickman
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...
September 26, 2007 - 9:30am
By: Anneliese Dickman
Mayor Barrett introduced his proposed budget yesterday and sparked a column by Bruce Murphy of Milwaukee Magazine that asks:But at what point is some mayor going to put down his or her foot and say that we don’t need more officers, we need to more...
September 25, 2007 - 8:35am
By: Anneliese Dickman
Denver, Colorado, unlike many cities, still has a public hospital, Denver Health. The hospital has a $432 million annual budget, serves mostly low income and/or uninsured patients, and operates in the black...how does Denver do it?They found a...
September 11, 2007 - 10:30am
By: Anneliese Dickman
Attracting businesses to Wisconsin may be more simple than the conventional wisdom would lead us to believe. I came across this blog post by the CEO of Oompa Toys, a leading online toy store that specializes in European and other high-end, specialty...
September 10, 2007 - 12:10pm
By: Anneliese Dickman
Professor Paul Hill of the University of Washington has called for stronger governmental oversight of school choice programs in the latest issue of Education Week, noting that "...when one school neglects a student or doesn't pay its bills,...
August 30, 2007 - 8:55am
By: Anneliese Dickman
Texas is now the first state in the nation to evaluate the quality of classrooms in its preschools, Head Start programs, and child care centers based on how well their children do once they've gone on to Kindergarten.Under the Texas School Ready!...
August 20, 2007 - 11:40am
By: Anneliese Dickman
Have you ever read a story in the newspaper with quote after quote on one side of the issue and just a few on the other side? Have you wondered whether other things were said in support of that other side, but were left out of the story? I guess the...
August 16, 2007 - 4:37pm
By: Anneliese Dickman
According to today's Wall Street Journal, Milwaukee isn't the only city that's Wi-Fi experiences aren't living up to their expectations.Minor issues range from cost overruns due to coverage problems to concerns about Wi-Fi equipment emitting too...
August 1, 2007 - 9:30am
By: Anneliese Dickman
The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reported earlier in July that the school district of Menomonee Falls would partner with four local child care centers to provide taxpayer-funded Kindergarten for four year olds next year, due to parental demand....
July 25, 2007 - 7:45am
By: Anneliese Dickman
'Tis the season for local government agencies to submit their budget requests. In most places, agencies act as if it were Christmas, submitting a long wish list with hopes of many big, shiny gifts under the tree. These hopes are dashed when it is...

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