Part 32 of 34 in the series Educating America
By Mary C. Tillotson | Watchdog.org
On Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue in inner-city Milwaukee, home to some of the worst-performing schools in the country, sits a school where, for two years in a row, 100 percent of seniors have been accepted to college.
This year, more than 80 [...]
The get-the-government-out-of-our-face party welcomed the help of the federal government this week, when Senate Republicans passed a new entitlement program for businesses and the already-employed.Read More →
Stop me if you’ve heard this story before …
So it turns out Wisconsin’s employment numbers were better than estimated.
Ahead of Monday’s national release by the federal Bureau of Labor Statistics, the state Department of Workforce Development has issued the latest BLS benchmark figures for the first three quarters of last year.
There’s an involved process in benchmarking but the bottom line is they are the best employment numbers available, the most accurate, the hard count. They also take a lot longer to compile, culling from the employment records of the vast majority of Wisconsin employers.Read More →
While Milwaukee’s leading residents decry the loss of local control and warn of an exodus of public employees should a provision in Gov. Scott Walker’s budget come to pass, a southeast Wisconsin lawmaker claims the city’s “archaic” residency law cost her brother a career.Read More →