James Wigderson is a Wisconsin-based reporter for Watchdog. He is also an online contributor to MacIver Institute and RightWisconsin, blogs at the Wigderson Library and Pub, and was formerly an award-winning local columnist for the Waukesha Freeman. James is a member of Investigative Reporters and Editors. He lives in Waukesha, WI, with his wife Doreen and their children.

Report says Milwaukee defying state law regarding vacant school buildings

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

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A new report accuses Milwaukee of not complying with state law regarding the sale of vacant school properties.

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Assembly passes state treasurer amendment, issue goes to voters

By   /  March 10, 2017  /  News, Politics & Elections, State Government, Wisconsin  /  No Comments

The proposal to eliminate the position of state treasurer goes to referendum in April 2018.

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MPS’s Driver makes questionable case for district being sole charter school authorizer

By   /  March 9, 2017  /  Education, News, Wisconsin  /  No Comments

MPS Superintendent Driver said she supports making MPS the sole charter school authorizer despite recent research on test scores.

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Amendment to eliminate state treasurer moves to Assembly

By   /  March 8, 2017  /  Issues, News, State Government, Wisconsin  /  No Comments

The Wisconsin Senate voted 18-15 Tuesday to amend the state constitution to get rid of the state treasurer position.

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State treasurer: Occupational licenses taking too much money

By   /  March 2, 2017  /  Education, News, Wisconsin  /  No Comments

Treasurer says give license holders a break.

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Study finds charter and voucher schools do better than public schools

By   /  March 1, 2017  /  Education, News, Wisconsin  /  No Comments

Religious voucher schools perform even better.

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