Public education imposes a “one-size-fits-all” and attempts to satisfy everyone’s preferences and moral values, but it’s just not possible. And in turn, it creates social tensions that could be dissolved with the freedom to congregate in mutual self-interest.
Victor Skinner, the author of the report for the Education Action Group News, joins The Heartland Institute to talk about his findings regarding Wisconsin’s oddly balanced school voucher system.
Solar systems are being installed at hundreds of schools across the United States. Educators use solar panels to teach students about the “miracle” of energy sourced from the sun. But a closer look at these projects shows poor economics and a big bill for citizens.
Christian D’Andrea, an education policy analyst at Madison’s MacIver Institute sat down with Heartland’s Education Research Fellow, Joy Pullman to talk about how union limits in Wisconsin have helped positively influence education in the state.
Washington state is conservative, except for Seattle, which delivers the entire state’s electoral votes for the most left-wing plausible candidate every four years. The same is true of Oregon, except[...]
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I delivered the following remarks on February 23, 2013 at the Eighth Annual Wisconsin Conservative Conference, Bluemound Gardens, Wauwatosa, Wisconsin. Thank you for the introduction, thank you all for being[...]
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Not that we expect the clowns and criminals who run state government in neighboring Illinois to care, but we do hope, for a moment at least, they cast their collective[...]
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The massive success of voucher program expansion by intrepid legislators this past year in Indiana, Wisconsin, and Ohio has commentators in nearby states begging their own legislators to share the[...]
Just a few hours after my guest appearance last week on WSAU-AM and FM radio in Wausau to talk about the Wisconsin recall elections, my phone rang. The man calling[...]
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In 2011, until yesterday, Wisconsinites who favor limited government and responsible taxation and spending had to suffer in silence, as their voices were obliterated by union and leftist protestors. But[...]
Scott Walker’s budget repair bill got a major boost yesterday when JoAnne Kloppenburg, a liberal attorney from Madison, conceded the state supreme court race to her conservative opponent, incumbent judge[...]
A few weeks ago Connecticut passed a budget containing $2.6 billion in tax hikes on alcohol, tobacco, hotels, sales, and estates. At that time Governor Dannel Malloy “demanded” $2 billion[...]