Anneliese Dickman's Blogs

December 16, 2008 - 11:39am
By: Anneliese Dickman
'Tis the season for school shopping, as certain programs and schools have deadlines for fall enrollment quickly approaching. An article last week in the New York Times covered this subject by following one mother's struggle to find the right high...
November 7, 2008 - 9:22am
By: Anneliese Dickman
This week none other than The New York Times and National Public Radio are making national stories from news about local school districts in our state. It's a reminder that Wisconsin is, in fact, on the globe.The story, covered locally by the...
November 3, 2008 - 11:38am
By: Anneliese Dickman
A recent working paper by professors James Snyder of MIT and David Stromberg of the University of Stockholm, published by the National Bureau of Economic Research, finds that local media coverage of politics affects not only citizens' knowledge of...
September 24, 2008 - 8:10am
By: Anneliese Dickman
In a report released last week that did not get press other than a post on the education blog of the Journal Sentinel, the Legislative Audit Bureau rehashed the first-year findings of the School Choice Demonstration Project's study of the Milwaukee...
September 15, 2008 - 10:21am
By: Anneliese Dickman
The realism of HBO's gritty series set in various Baltimore institutions is often debated. One nuance that didn't miss the producers of The Wire: the intense biweekly CitiStat meetings in which a city department head is in the hotseat as the mayor...
August 22, 2008 - 10:15am
By: Anneliese Dickman
The home foreclosure crisis obviously affects individual homeowners and the entire credit market, but it is also a crisis for local governments. The Pew Center on the States estimates that the nation’s lost property tax base due to foreclosures...
August 21, 2008 - 10:00am
By: Anneliese Dickman
What do Ed McMahon and Eric Rosengren, president of the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston, have in common? They've both faced foreclosure on their homes. It’s an interesting tale as told by Paul Willen, senior economist at the Boston Fed, who...
August 18, 2008 - 11:00am
By: Anneliese Dickman
Today's Journal Sentinel runs the second of a three-part story investigating the outcomes of the Milwaukee Public School district's Neighborhood Schools Initiative (NSI), which increased capacity in neighborhood schools. The reporters, Dave...
July 31, 2008 - 11:45am
By: Anneliese Dickman
Free-market oriented Reason magazine has compiled a ranking of the top cities for personal freedom. Says the article, "From New York to Los Angeles, from the People’s Republic of Cambridge to the west Texas town of El Paso, city governments are...
July 17, 2008 - 10:45am
By: Anneliese Dickman
Yesterday's newstory regarding the poor conditions of the restrooms in some Milwaukee County parks could have been written six years ago. Throughout the summer of 2002, the Forum sent trained assessors into the county parks to rate them on...

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