Even though it was a very different organization — and a very different state — at the time, Wisconsin is the birthplace of the Republican party, which got its start at a schoolhouse in Ripon in 1854. To this day, Wisconsin continues to influence GOP policy nationwide, from Janesville Representative Paul Ryan’s ascendancy to Speaker […]
A citywide day of action in Chicago last Friday brought tens of thousands of people into the streets and onto picket lines as part of an intensifying fight to keep public services and institutions funded. Darien Lamen was there, and filed this report from the front lines in Illinois’ “fight for funding.”
Vice President of Support Our Schools (SOS) Wauwatosa and President of the Wauwatosa common council, Dennis McBride joins 8 O’Clock Buzz host Tony Castaneda to talk about cuts to public education while voucher and charter schools see additional state funding under the current administration.
Alan Borsuk talks with 8 O’Clock Buzz host Tony Castaneda about public schools and the 25th anniversary of the school voucher program.
What are Common Core standards? How are our public schools doing and what can we expect to see this year in terms of education policy? Tune into this edition of A Public Affair to find out more!
Schools measure everything about students these days, providing quantitative measures of student’s performance against multiple state and national benchmarks. Last year, the state Department of Public Instruction expanded that trend to include grades for schools, and this year, for the first time, they’re issuing report cards for entire school districts. So how did your district […]