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9/18/16

Making Ends Meet

In August 2009, the Public Policy Forum published Between a Rock and a Hard Place, a detailed examination of the City of Milwaukee’s finances. The report was released just weeks after Mayor Barrett had proclaimed the City’s upcoming 2010 budget “by far the most difficult” he had faced in hisRead More
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9/12/16

Local Transportation Infrastructure Needs Grow as Funding Capacity Shrinks

Many times in life we have possessions that we take for granted; something that we might invest in, and are proud of when it is brand new. Over time it begins to lose its luster because it has always been there, and – in our minds – it is alwaysRead More
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4/25/16

Assessing the teacher pipeline in Metro Milwaukee

Teachers are an indispensable part of the education system. They lead classrooms across our region and serve as the front-line educators for our children. The ability to run a school is predicated on having a steady supply of teachers. Does Greater Milwaukee have a steady supply of teachers or doesRead More
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10/30/15

A portrait of Metro Milwaukee’s school leaders

Much has been written about the importance of teachers and their efforts to educate children. While teachers are responsible for the students in their classrooms, school leaders are responsible for all the students in the school or district. They help motivate both students and teachers to attain success. These individualsRead More
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8/26/15

Who are Metro Milwaukee’s teachers?

In these final days of summer, teachers from across the region are heading back to school ahead of students. As they attend faculty meetings, decorate classrooms, and brush off textbooks, teachers are laying the foundation for the upcoming year. These individuals have an essential role in educating our students. AndRead More