Comments for Forward Institute http://forwardinstitutewi.org "Evidence Before Ideology" - Public Policy Research and Communications for Wisconsin Sat, 07 Sep 2013 14:47:31 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.com/ Comment on Research by Sherri http://forwardinstitutewi.org/research/comment-page-1/#comment-671 Sat, 07 Sep 2013 14:47:31 +0000 http://forwardinstitute.wordpress.com/?page_id=8#comment-671 Awesome refocus and transition from Badger Democracy! “Two thumbs up!”

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Comment on Contact by jerry person http://forwardinstitutewi.org/contact/comment-page-1/#comment-583 Sat, 24 Aug 2013 02:06:32 +0000 http://forwardinstitute.wordpress.com/?page_id=6#comment-583 Scott Walker remembers creating jobs as assemblyman in Wisconsin . It was easy with ALEC. 32000 UNION public sector jobs. It is not as easy this time with out using your tax dollars. Scott Walker has created ALL Wisconsin`s budget problems working for ALEC. In 1997 Walker and Prosser as state assemblymen championed for ALEC with truth in sentencing telling the legislatures it would not cost a dime it was to give judges not parole boards the control over sentencing. Then Walker filibustered to stop sentencing changes after the fact misleading ALL the legislatures. With out the sentencing changes Wisconsin`s prisons quadrupled over night. Most people sentenced to 2 years now had to serve as much as 6o years. As the Wisconsin Budget watch Blog shows . Stopping just a percentage of these long sentences Wisconsin would save 707 million per year. Wisconsin could have free tuition colleges. It shows Wisconsin has wasted 200 billion if you add the numbers to the state budget since 1997. Not including the building new or remodeling of 71 courthouses & 71 county jails & 273 police stations and dozens of prisons 28 billion plus interest. The total is over 70 BILLION plus the 100 Billion spent by social services to support prisoners families because the bread winner was a political prisoner as US Att gen Eric Holder explained. Then farming out prisoners in several states until the courts realized it was not allowed in the Wisconsin constitution. Wisconsin then hired 32000 union public sector workers to fill the jobs housing the prisoners from deputies , judges, district attorneys all owe Walker for creating there jobs. 32000 UNION PUBLIC SECTOR JOBS. This cost taxpayers over 3.8 billion or a half million per day to house these EXTRA prisoners per day in Milwaukee county alone. Wisconsin claims it has 24,000 prisoners compared to Minnesota`s 5500. Wisconsin`s corrections populatition is 104,000 with over 28,000 prisons in Milwaukee county alone . In 1995 Milwakee county had less than 1000 prisoners . Is Scott Walker moving Wisconsin forward ? This your reason for budget problems in Wisconsin. Big spender big government Scott Walker. Why does he not work for the people he is taking his check from the people ?
Wisconsin Budget watch blog has a great article on this.

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Comment on About by debcef http://forwardinstitutewi.org/about/comment-page-1/#comment-420 Thu, 27 Jun 2013 17:31:35 +0000 http://forwardinstitute.wordpress.com/?page_id=2#comment-420 I just read your statement on the impact of 2013 proposed budget on education in our
state. Clearly, the expansion of vouchers state wide appears to be unconstitutional. Why
are we not filing a lawsuit to remedy this situation? As a life long resident of Wisconsin
I would be happy to be the resident and taxpayer in standing. However, I do not have the
financial resources to embark on this quest. Who do I turn to?

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Comment on Report – Education Budget Places Heavier Education Funding Burden on Property Taxpayers by Richard Polk http://forwardinstitutewi.org/2013/06/06/report-education-budget-places-heavier-education-funding-burden-on-property-taxpayers/comment-page-1/#comment-349 Sun, 09 Jun 2013 14:34:59 +0000 http://forwardinstitutewi.org/?p=325#comment-349 This part of the bill is designed to make farmers in Wisconsin wealthier than they already are.

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Comment on Milwaukee and Racine DPI Report Card scores and poverty – and about those “growth scores” by forwardinstitute http://forwardinstitutewi.org/2012/12/19/milwaukee-and-racine-dpi-report-card-scores-and-poverty-and-about-those-growth-scores/comment-page-1/#comment-25 Wed, 19 Dec 2012 19:03:02 +0000 http://forwardinstitutewi.org/?p=175#comment-25 If you look at the scatterplot in Fig 1, there are so many non-linear points of data suggesting, I think, that there are charter schools scoring poorly even at lower levels of ED – confounding the expected distribution. This suggests that there are other factors affecting low scores beyond those existing in public schools…teacher experience??

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Comment on Milwaukee and Racine DPI Report Card scores and poverty – and about those “growth scores” by Phil Scarr http://forwardinstitutewi.org/2012/12/19/milwaukee-and-racine-dpi-report-card-scores-and-poverty-and-about-those-growth-scores/comment-page-1/#comment-24 Wed, 19 Dec 2012 18:53:33 +0000 http://forwardinstitutewi.org/?p=175#comment-24 I wonder why the distribution of scores in figure 4 for MPS is a (roughly) normal distribution while the Charter Schools seem to be a binomial distribution?

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Comment on Wisconsin Report Card Study 2012 by Mary Beth Tinker http://forwardinstitutewi.org/wisconsin-report-card-study-2012/comment-page-1/#comment-21 Tue, 11 Dec 2012 21:46:37 +0000 http://forwardinstitutewi.org/?page_id=115#comment-21 Thank you for describing what is so clear here in Washington DC, as well as nationally: students who live in poverty are “kicked when they’re down” by education policy based on test scores. Time for an updated “Brown” decision!

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Comment on Forward Institute to release Wisconsin School Report Card Study by Nancy Mueller http://forwardinstitutewi.org/2012/11/30/forward-institute-to-release-wisconsin-school-report-card-study/comment-page-1/#comment-16 Tue, 04 Dec 2012 02:11:01 +0000 http://forwardinstitutewi.org/?p=107#comment-16 This sounds exciting. We can use all the factual information we can get. Looking forward to your upcoming report.

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Comment on About by Marymag http://forwardinstitutewi.org/about/comment-page-1/#comment-14 Sat, 17 Nov 2012 17:43:21 +0000 http://forwardinstitute.wordpress.com/?page_id=2#comment-14 Congratulations! I know a lot of hard work and dedication went into forming this group – !

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Comment on Contact by Diane Wittkopf http://forwardinstitutewi.org/contact/comment-page-1/#comment-8 Sun, 14 Oct 2012 19:57:02 +0000 http://forwardinstitute.wordpress.com/?page_id=6#comment-8 Good luck we are looking forward to updates and information.. we’re proud of this organization. It would be wonderful to see alternatives and additional information

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