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President Lincoln’s Full Thanksgiving Proclamation
LISTEN - The MacIver Institute invites all our readers to take a moment to listen to the words of President Lincoln when he first declared Thanksgiving to be a national holiday.  Read More President Lincoln’s Full Thanksgiving Proclamation
Milwaukee Public Schools Approves Spending Plan For $500 Million In Federal COVID Aid
Despite new data which reveals that less than 7% of Milwaukee Public School students are proficient in Math or English Language Arts, the district is proposing to spend millions of the federal COVID aid on new sports complexes and a teacher retreat.  Read More Milwaukee Public Schools Approves Spending Plan For $500 Million In Federal COVID Aid
Wisconsin Hospitals Fire Hundreds Over Vaccine Mandates
The MacIver Institute wanted to know how many healthcare workers were being terminated over the issue, and how many simply quit. We looked at twelve healthcare systems across the state. Six of them have already passed their internal deadline for having all employees vaccinated or exempted.  Read More Wisconsin Hospitals Fire Hundreds Over Vaccine Mandates
Brookfield Clerk Followed WEC Memo, Broke State Law – Lawsuit Asserts
Local clerks who broke election laws in Wisconsin might not be able to hide behind memos from the Wisconsin Elections Commission (WEC) for much longer.  Read More Brookfield Clerk Followed WEC Memo, Broke State Law – Lawsuit Asserts
Deeper Dive: Wisconsin K12 Schools’ Abysmal Proficiency Rates
The latest data on testing and proficiency rates for Wisconsin’s children were recently released by the Department of Public Instruction and it is not pretty. Yet despite the alarmingly low test scores, there appears to be little to no outrage by the media and education establishment.   Read More Deeper Dive: Wisconsin K12 Schools’ Abysmal Proficiency Rates
The State Of K12 Education In Wisconsin 2021: New Disappointing K12 Education Testing And Proficiency Results – “An Absolute Disaster”
Despite historic levels of state taxpayer support for K12 education the last three budgets and a massive $2.4 billion of federal Covid-19 aid to prevent learning loss, Wisconsin students see a precipitous drop in proficiency rates.  Read More The State Of K12 Education In Wisconsin 2021: New Disappointing K12 Education Testing And Proficiency Results – “An Absolute Disaster”
Teaching Fourth-Graders About Equity And Gender Identity In Eau Claire
WATCH - How 4th grade teachers in Eau Claire are using a book about crayons to teach children about being transgendered.  Read More Teaching Fourth-Graders About Equity And Gender Identity In Eau Claire
The ICS Equity Handbook: An Overview Of “Leading for Social Justice”
The MacIver Institute recently covered the equity consulting firm, Integrated Comprehensive Systems for Equity, and discussed why it is so dangerous for students. A passionate, well-informed parent, did a deep dive into the ICS equity handbook. He shares his findings in this article. September 27, 2021 Guest Perspective By Marc Renault Executive Summary ICS Equity …
The Chaos That Made The Kyle Rittenhouse Shootings Possible
Democrats across the country are furious with Kyle Rittenhouse, who appears on the precipice of acquittal.  As Dan O’Donnell points out, they should really be mad at Kenosha’s mayor and Wisconsin’s Governor, whose refusal to restore order in the city led to the tragic shootings.  Read More The Chaos That Made The Kyle Rittenhouse Shootings Possible
Hidden Dangers For Democrats In Latest Marquette Poll
Dan O’Donnell dives into the details of the latest Marquette University Law School Poll and finds that Democrats are in big trouble in Wisconsin  Read More Hidden Dangers For Democrats In Latest Marquette Poll
Evers’ People’s Maps Commission Likely Violated Wisconsin’s Open Meetings Law
Governor Evers promised that his redistricting commission would be open and transparent, but Dan O’Donnell finds evidence that it has been anything but.   Read More Evers’ People’s Maps Commission Likely Violated Wisconsin’s Open Meetings Law
Religious Exemptions Won’t Come Easy At General Electric
General Electric might be offering religious exemptions to its employees from the covid vaccination, but some say the company is putting them through Hell to get them.  Read More Religious Exemptions Won’t Come Easy At General Electric