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MPS Board Resolutions Reflect Union Priorities: Staffing over Students
Nov. 5, 2019 By Ola Lisowski At Milwaukee Public Schools (MPS), the state’s largest school district, 16 percent of students are proficient in math. Just 9.4 percent of black students—the majority of MPS students—are proficient in math. To say the district should be in a full-on crisis mode is an understatement.  So what is the …
MacIver News Minute: Sun Sets on Miller Park Tax
Few would have thought it possible - Democrats and Republicans agree it's time to end a tax. Will the special interests let them do it?  Read More MacIver News Minute: Sun Sets on Miller Park Tax
Misappropriation
Just in time for Halloween, Dan O’Donnell fights back against claims of cultural appropriation in both costumes and team nicknames.  Read More Misappropriation
MacIver News Minute: Politifact Attacks Messenger of State’s K12 Crisis
Almost 60 percent of public school students in Wisconsin are not proficient in math or reading. Rep. Jeremy Thiesfeldt sounded the alarm saying the "vast majority" of students are not proficient. Politifact bypassed the crisis to go after Thiesfeldt's call to action.  Read More MacIver News Minute: Politifact Attacks Messenger of State’s K12 Crisis
MacIver News Minute: Special Session Gun Grab
Oct. 24, 2019 Gov. Evers called a special session of the legislature to address red flag gun laws. Even though those laws would be unconstitutional because they would violate a person’s right to due process under the law, the governor wants to get Republicans on the record opposing them. It’s a game of political brinksmanship …
Average K-12 Public School Administrator In Wisconsin Earned $129,563 In 2018
By Ola Lisowski - 44% of administrators earned more than six figures in salary alone, an increase from last year.  Read More Average K-12 Public School Administrator In Wisconsin Earned $129,563 In 2018
No Economic Justification For New Milwaukee TIF District
By Bill Osmulski - Milwaukee is attempting to officially turn TIF into what critics have always claimed it to be: a slush fund for public officials’ pet projects. If Milwaukee gets away with TID#100, it will set a new precedent throughout the state, and countless others will follow suit.  Read More No Economic Justification For New Milwaukee TIF District
Eviction Notice
By Dan O’Donnell - Governor Evers and Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett could have shut down “Tent City” any time they wanted to. So why are they only just now doing it?  Read More Eviction Notice