Anneliese Dickman's Blogs

June 30, 2008 - 2:30pm
By: Anneliese Dickman
Milwaukee has long been called "ground zero" of education reform in America, due mostly to our nearly two-decade-long "experiment" with publicly-funded private school vouchers. Now New Orleans, LA (NOLA) threatens to revoke our title as the...
June 25, 2008 - 8:42am
By: Anneliese Dickman
The 2008 list of the 50 best small and medium companies to work for in America, released this week by the Great Place to Work Institute and the Society for Human Resource Management, has more companies in Wisconsin (7) than in any other state. The...
June 18, 2008 - 12:45pm
By: Anneliese Dickman
According to the National Traffic Scorecard, the Milwaukee region's traffic congestion ranks us 46th among the nation's cities. The national average travel time index is 1.13, meaning a trip takes 13% longer than if there were no congestion....
June 11, 2008 - 8:37am
By: Anneliese Dickman
The Public Policy Forum is pleased to announce a new initiative to promote civic engagement and local policy analysis, the Norman N. Gill Civic Engagement Fellowship. The goal of the fellowship is to encourage research leading to increased...
June 10, 2008 - 9:32am
By: Anneliese Dickman
The latest report of our research project on high-quality early childhood education finds that child care providers in southeast Wisconsin perceive certain quality improvements as too costly.The findings fit with the results of our recent parent...
May 30, 2008 - 8:29am
By: Anneliese Dickman
One of the great assets of Milwaukee is our community foundation, the Greater Milwaukee Foundation, which supports many non-profit organizations, large and small, in the metro area. A recent report by the Foundation Center, a national organization...
May 22, 2008 - 9:35am
By: Anneliese Dickman
Here at the Forum we have long bemoaned the lack of data with which to measure the success of Milwaukee's various education reform efforts. From the 32-year-old Chapter 220 integration program to the 10-year-old open enrollment program (not to...
May 14, 2008 - 8:48am
By: Anneliese Dickman
A report released by Allstate insurance company this month finds the metro Milwaukee area is among the "least deadly" places for teen drivers. The study analyzed federal crash statistics, Allstate claims data, and U.S. Census data to score the 50...
May 2, 2008 - 8:37am
By: Anneliese Dickman
As more state and local governments decide to invest in quality improvements for early childhood education, two questions must be answered: What is the definition of high quality? And how will we know whether the investments have paid off?Quality...
April 24, 2008 - 9:35am
By: Anneliese Dickman
A recent issue of The Economist includes a small blurb on new research published in the Journal of Public Economics by two Wisconsin economists. Scott Adams, of UWM, and Chad Cotti, of UW-Oshkosh, have found that when public smoking bans are...

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