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MacIver Marketplace, 2-5-2016

This week's Marketplace highlights topics on education, labor policy, and Obamacare. Read More »

School Districts Skim Millions from Local Taxpayers, Some Blame School Choice

More than 100 school districts were able to skim money from their local property taxpayers using a questionable calculation in the state's school choice program. This exemption from state-imposed revenue limits allowed districts to raise taxes millions in total beyond what they lost to choice schools, all while some blamed the choice program for the unnecessarily high tax levies. Read More »

Milwaukee's Lead Pipe Problem

Special Guest Perspective by James Wigderson - As Milwaukeeans are shipping bottled water off to Flint, Michigan residents, they are discovering that Milwaukee has its own lead pipe problem. But with the city obsessed over frivolities like streetcars and shrines to global warming, opportunities to fix the problem have passed by. Read More »

More Schools Participating in Wisconsin Parental Choice Program

MacIver News Service - Sixty-five percent more schools signed up to participate in the Wisconsin Parental Choice program (WPCP) in the coming school year, according to a School Choice Wisconsin press release. The number of schools increased from 82 in the 2015-16 school year to 135 for the next academic year. Read More »

MacIver Marketplace: 1-29-2016

Welcome to the Marketplace of ideas! The MacIver Marketplace helps simplify your search for informative, though-provoking, and relevant articles. Updated weekly, the Marketplace will have a brief summary of an article and its link. Do you like today's Marketplace? Retweet it with #MImarketplace! Read More »


MacIver Marketplace, 2-5-2016

Comments | By Nick Novak | Posted February 5, 2016 1:06 PM
MacIver Marketplace, 2-5-2016

This week's Marketplace highlights topics on education, labor policy, and Obamacare. Read More »

School Districts Skim Millions from Local Taxpayers, Some Blame School Choice

Comments | Posted in News | By MI President Brett Healy | Posted February 4, 2016 12:06 AM
School Districts Skim Millions from Local Taxpayers, Some Blame School Choice

More than 100 school districts were able to skim money from their local property taxpayers using a questionable calculation in the state's school choice program. This exemption from state-imposed revenue limits allowed districts to raise taxes millions in total beyond what they lost to choice schools, all while some blamed the choice program for the unnecessarily high tax levies. Read More »

Milwaukee's Lead Pipe Problem

Comments | Posted in mi perspectives | By MI President Brett Healy | Posted February 3, 2016 12:05 AM
Milwaukee's Lead Pipe Problem

Special Guest Perspective by James Wigderson - As Milwaukeeans are shipping bottled water off to Flint, Michigan residents, they are discovering that Milwaukee has its own lead pipe problem. But with the city obsessed over frivolities like streetcars and shrines to global warming, opportunities to fix the problem have passed by. Read More »

More Schools Participating in Wisconsin Parental Choice Program

Comments | Posted in News | By Nick Novak | Posted February 2, 2016 12:05 AM
More Schools Participating in Wisconsin Parental Choice Program

MacIver News Service - Sixty-five percent more schools signed up to participate in the Wisconsin Parental Choice program (WPCP) in the coming school year, according to a School Choice Wisconsin press release. The number of schools increased from 82 in the 2015-16 school year to 135 for the next academic year. Read More »

MacIver Marketplace: 1-29-2016

Comments | By Nick Novak | Posted January 28, 2016 5:45 AM
MacIver Marketplace: 1-29-2016

Welcome to the Marketplace of ideas! The MacIver Marketplace helps simplify your search for informative, though-provoking, and relevant articles. Updated weekly, the Marketplace will have a brief summary of an article and its link. Do you like today's Marketplace? Retweet it with #MImarketplace! Read More »

MacIver Board President Fred Luber Passes Away

Comments | Posted in News | By MI President Brett Healy | Posted January 28, 2016 12:06 AM
MacIver Board President Fred Luber Passes Away

It is with great sadness that we share the news with our friends that Fred Luber, President of the John K. MacIver Institute for Public Policy Board of Directors, has passed away at age 90. Fred was one of... Read More »

As America Celebrates School Choice Week, Wisconsin Has Work To Do

Comments | Posted in mi perspectives | By MI President Brett Healy | Posted January 28, 2016 12:05 AM
As America Celebrates School Choice Week, Wisconsin Has Work To Do

Special Guest Perspective by James Wigderson - As we celebrate National School Choice week, Wisconsinites should be celebrating. It's been over 25 years since former Governor Tommy Thompson signed the law that allowed the first school choice program with private schools participating. While we have much to be thankful for, not all of our children have equal opportunity in their education. Read More »

Healy to Politicians: Absurdity of Your Tax Code is Reason Johnson Controls is Moving

Comments | Posted in News | By MI President Brett Healy | Posted January 28, 2016 12:04 AM
Healy to Politicians: Absurdity of Your Tax Code is Reason Johnson Controls is Moving

After Johnson Controls announced earlier this week that it was merging with Tyco International and that the new combined company's headquarters would be located in Ireland, many politicians fired off press releases criticizing the company for its decision. In response, MacIver Institute president Brett Healy issued the following statement Read More »

National School Choice Week: New Video Creating Buzz

Comments | Posted in Videos from Others | By MI President Brett Healy | Posted January 28, 2016 12:04 AM

For National School Choice Week, the American Federation for Children released a new video entitled "Every Child Matters," which is receiving a lot of attention on social media. Take a look at the celebrities who appear in the video who support the idea of school choice for every child. Read More »

Retired Professor: "Tenure is a Scam"

Comments | Posted in News | By MI President Brett Healy | Posted January 27, 2016 12:05 AM
Retired Professor:

A retired UW-La Crosse instructor called professor tenure a "scam" in a column in the Sunday La Crosse Tribune. The fiery admonishment points out that academia focuses too much on publishing research, much of it "rubbish," and not enough on ensuring high quality teaching. Read More »

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