Jeffrey Schmidt's Blogs

July 10, 2018 - 3:11pm
By: Jeffrey Schmidt
Please go to wispolicyforum.org for our latest research and updated information!
June 28, 2018 - 9:00am
By: Jeffrey Schmidt
We're excited to introduce our newest team members: research director, researcher, research analyst, and two summer interns. Welcome to the Forum! Jason Stein is the Forum's research director and focuses on state and local government out of our...
December 1, 2017 - 8:00am
By: Jeffrey Schmidt
Can schools in metro Milwaukee and Wisconsin maintain a stable corps of effective educators for the students they serve and the subjects they teach? The question is a crucial one. Among the factors within a school’s purview that drive student...
March 17, 2016 - 9:00am
By: Jeffrey Schmidt
Last spring, when the Forum waded into the controversial issue of marijuana policy, our motivation was simple: we wanted to determine whether, as some had alleged, the City of Milwaukee was arresting and incarcerating vast numbers of individuals for...
September 20, 2009 - 8:00am
By: Jeffrey Schmidt
This year’s Report Card on Charitable Giving is different than in past years. In every report prior to this one, we surveyed the same small bellwether group of organizations. For this year’s report, we surveyed a larger number of nonprofits in the...
November 7, 2007 - 10:18am
By: Jeffrey Schmidt
For the 11th annual Report Card on Charitable Giving, the Forum provides greater detail on contributions to Greater Milwaukee bellwether nonprofits over a longer period than in the past. Instead of looking at changes in six sectors from year to year...
August 2, 2007 - 9:39am
By: Jeffrey Schmidt
This year, for the first time, the Public Policy Forum has created a poster ranking all 147 municipalities in southeastern Wisconsin on the basis of the following information: property values, per capita property value, 5 year change in property...