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James Wigderson is a Wisconsin-based education reporter for Watchdog. He is also an award-winning local columnist for the Waukesha Freeman, an online contributor to MacIver Institute and RightWisconsin, and blogs at the Wigderson Library and Pub. James is a member of the Investigative Reporters & Editors network. He lives in Waukesha, WI, with his wife Doreen and their children. James can be reached at jwigderson@watchdog.org.

DPI wants to create ESSA plan before involving Legislature in rule-making process

By   /  February 14, 2017  /  Education, News, Wisconsin  /  No Comments

“The process you are using is not the process that is required by state law,” the letter from WILL and WMC states.

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Surprise: No protesters disrupted Shapiro event at Marquette

By   /  February 10, 2017  /  Campus Culture, Education, News, Wisconsin  /  No Comments

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It’s a sign of how intolerant campus culture has become when the news about a controversial speaker visiting a college is that it occurred without protesters violently disrupting the event.

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Wisconsin school choice advocates cheer DeVos confirmation, liberals jeer

By   /  February 7, 2017  /  Education, News, Uncategorized, Wisconsin  /  No Comments

“I voted against Betsy DeVos’ confirmation because she lacks the public education experience and qualifications for this job,” said Sen. Tammy Baldwin.

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Judge to decide if summary judgment is to be made in McAdams case

By   /  February 3, 2017  /  Campus Culture, Education, First Amendment, News, Wisconsin  /  No Comments

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After being banished from the classroom more than two years ago by Marquette University, professor John McAdams appeared in a Milwaukee County courtroom Thursday to ask Judge David Hansher to let him teach again.

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Marquette official who schemed to keep out Ben Shapiro event attendees being ‘reprimanded’

By   /  February 2, 2017  /  Campus Culture, Education, First Amendment, News, Wisconsin  /  No Comments

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“She does not at all speak for the center or for the university,” Angelique Harris, the director of the center where Nelson is employed, told Wisconsin Watchdog

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Humphries: Let parents choose how to fix schools

By   /  January 27, 2017  /  Education, News, Politics & Elections, Wisconsin  /  No Comments

State Superintendent of Public Instruction candidate John Humphries has unveiled a plan that would allow parents whose children attend the lowest-performing schools to decide what kind of changes they want to make.  “We’ve created a proposal system where we identify the lowest performing 5 percent of low-income schools,” Humphries told a group of voters Thursday at […]

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