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ChartSmart: Transportation Showdown

Comments | Posted in Charts | By MacIverNews | Posted July 11, 2017 5:38 AM
ChartSmart: Transportation Showdown

Transportation funding seems to be everyone's line in the sand in the budget debate. Governor Walker has said he will not allow any tax or fee increases into the budget - while Assembly Republicans say it is impossible to maintain current levels of bonding and insist tax or fee increases are the only solution. Read More »

ChartSmart: Focus on Milwaukee and School Choice

Comments | Posted in Charts | By MI President Brett Healy | Posted July 7, 2017 5:00 AM
ChartSmart: Focus on Milwaukee and School Choice

Welcome back to ChartSmart! After examining funding levels for the Department of Public Instruction over time and diving into student achievement and outcomes, today we hone in on Milwaukee and the school choice programs. Read More »

ChartSmart: K-12 Test Scores

Comments | Posted in News | By MI President Brett Healy | Posted July 6, 2017 5:00 AM
ChartSmart: K-12 Test Scores

Welcome to today's edition of ChartSmart. Today, we'll dive into student achievement. From ACT and AP exams to graduation rates and report cards, there's a lot to cover. Catch up right here! Read More »

ChartSmart: K-12 Education in the 2017-19 Budget

Comments | Posted in Charts | By MI President Brett Healy | Posted July 5, 2017 5:00 AM
ChartSmart: K-12 Education in the 2017-19 Budget

Welcome back to ChartSmart! It's been a few weeks since the Joint Committee on Finance has met to deliberate on the state budget, but that doesn't mean it's been quiet here in the state's Capitol. Transportation and taxes are still the big issues at play, but K-12 education isn't far behind. Today, we'll dive back into the education debate by taking a look at proposed spending levels and pupil membership in Gov. Scott Walker's Department of Public Instruction budget. Read More »

Chart Smart: FoodShare Employment and Training

Comments | Posted in Charts | By MI President Brett Healy | Posted May 24, 2017 5:00 AM
Chart Smart: FoodShare Employment and Training

Chart Smart - Today, we take a look at the FoodShare Employment and Training program. Read More »

Chart Smart: Your Visual Guide to the State Budget

Comments | Posted in Charts | By MI President Brett Healy | Posted May 9, 2017 5:00 AM
Chart Smart: Your Visual Guide to the State Budget

Welcome to Chart Smart! In this first edition, we take a big-picture view of the budget and get back to what really matters - where your hard-earned money goes and how it is spent by the politicians in Madison. Read More »

Chart of the Day: Parent Satisfaction with District, Charter, Private Schools

Comments | Posted in News | By MI President Brett Healy | Posted March 10, 2017 4:00 AM
Chart of the Day: Parent Satisfaction with District, Charter, Private Schools

MacIver News Service - The research group Education Next has released a report that surveys parent satisfaction across different types of schools, including traditional public schools, charter schools, and private schools. The survey, which is administered by the National Center for Education Statistics, found that charter school parents are 13 percentage points more satisfied with expectations for student achievement than district school parents. Read More »

Chart of the Day: Visualizing Walker's Budget

Comments | Posted in Charts | By MI President Brett Healy | Posted February 9, 2017 3:43 PM
Chart of the Day: Visualizing Walker's Budget

After spending weeks rolling out aspects of his 2017-19 budget proposal, Governor Scott Walker delivered his budget address this afternoon in front of a joint session of the state legislature. Here are a few key graphics Walker included with the budget rollout this week. Read More »

Chart of the Day: $4.7 Billion Dollars of Tax Relief Since 2011

Comments | Posted in Charts | By MI President Brett Healy | Posted April 18, 2016 12:51 PM
Chart of the Day: $4.7 Billion Dollars of Tax Relief Since 2011

Today's chart of the day shows the various ways Wisconsin has reduced the tax burden over the past five years. Read More »

Chart Of The Day - Tax Day 2016

Comments | Posted in News | By MI President Brett Healy | Posted April 15, 2016 7:58 AM
Chart Of The Day - Tax Day 2016

Ever wonder about where all those tax dollars you pay to the state government go and how they're spent? As we approach tax day (April 18 this year thanks to a holiday observed by federal employees, including the IRS), we bring you some facts about how Wisconsin collects and spends your tax dollars. Read More »

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