Anneliese Dickman's Blogs

May 10, 2007 - 10:02am
By: Anneliese Dickman
The Pew Charitable Trusts released results from a new poll this week and have characterized the findings as an indicator that "support for government assistance to the disadvantaged [is] up to where it stood in the late 1980s..."The new survey asked...
May 4, 2007 - 12:22pm
By: Anneliese Dickman
A 2002 Frontline program recently brought to my attention that investigates the brain development of teenagers confronts an issue that's been raised frequently lately regarding early childhood development: Are the first three years of life all or...
April 30, 2007 - 1:30pm
By: Anneliese Dickman
In this week's Crossroads section, the Journal Sentinel hosted another community issues round table discussion, this time about K-12 education. Interestingly, this week one invited guest at the round table was unable to attend, so he was given room...
April 25, 2007 - 11:59am
By: Anneliese Dickman
As Rep. Frank Lasee notes this week, Wisconsin's biennial budget, as proposed by the Governor, included several substantive policy provisions. Now that the budget is in the hands of the legislature's Joint Finance Committee, other substantive...
April 23, 2007 - 2:40pm
By: Anneliese Dickman
New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg recently announced a new privately-funded program aimed at moving families out of poverty. The program, Opportunity NYC, is being called a conditional cash transfer program. The basic gist is that participating...
April 17, 2007 - 8:07am
By: Anneliese Dickman
The Forum's next Viewpoint Luncheon May 9, 11:45 am, Pfister Hotel:Radical Surgery--Wisconsin’s search for access to lower-cost health careA panel of experts will sort out various ideas and recent plans for improving health care access and costs for...
April 12, 2007 - 1:49pm
By: Anneliese Dickman
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 5, 2007 - 1:13pm
By: Anneliese Dickman
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
March 29, 2007 - 8:21am
By: Anneliese Dickman
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
By: Anneliese Dickman
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...

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