New Forward Institute study to be released

The Forward Institute will be releasing a new study next week in public press events which will be announced soon. The latest research began in August, 2013 and examines School Report Card scores in MPS, MPS charter, and 2R charter schools. The report will have significant implications for education policy both in Milwaukee and statewide. It is also the first …

New Messaging Campaign Unveiled at Fighting Bob Fest

You are invited to visit us at Fighting Bob Fest 2013 this weekend, where we are unveiling the Wisconsin Progressive Freedom Campaign… “We CAN win the messaging war!”  Forward Institute is spearheading a new, collaborative effort with progressive organizations and grassroots groups to take back Freedom for Progressives. “What is this campaign all about?”             The Wisconsin Progressive …

Forward Institute Statement on Budget Passage

The Forward Institute Board of Directors issued this statement regarding legislative passage of the budget: The Wisconsin Legislature has passed a budget which will do long-term damage to education in Wisconsin. In expanding the private voucher program statewide, failing to keep up with inflation in funding public schools, failing to address student poverty issues, and unfairly rewarding select schools and students, …

Wisconsin Budget Policy and Poverty in Education

Forward Institute has released its new study at a press conference in Milwaukee’s City Hall. The following remarks were made by Chair Scott Wittkopf, highlighting the most important findings of the comprehensive study. Wisconsin has always been a leader in K-12 public education because we have long valued the right of every child to receive a quality public education. The …

Forward Institute Report to be released tomorrow

Forward Institute will release its new study, “Wisconsin Budget Policy and Poverty in Education, a Study of the Impact of School Funding on Educational Opportunity” at a press conference at Milwaukee’s City Hall. The public press event starts at 10:00 am, and the public is encouraged to attend. The research presented in this report shows that current fiscal policy and …

Forward Institute Study Release, Public Press Event Announcement

Forward Institute is announcing a series of public press events in Wisconsin to release a new study, “Wisconsin Budget Policy and Poverty in Education: A Study of the Impact of School Funding on Educational Opportunity.” The report raises significant questions of constitutionality and educational adequacy under previous and proposed education budgets. Further, there will be new research presented regarding the …

Forward Institute to release Wisconsin School Report Card Study

The Forward Institute and State Senator Kathleen Vinehout will hold a Press Conference on Wednesday, December 5th at 10:00 am, in the Senate Parlor at the Wisconsin State Capitol to release a new study on the Wisconsin School Report Cards. The study analyzed all available Report Card score data for Wisconsin Schools, and the results will have a significant impact on the …

“Our Wisconsin”

The Forward Institute is Wisconsin’s first Progressive think tank. It is our mission to publish and deliver accurate studies, communication, and messaging on significant public policy issues in Wisconsin. Organized as a non-profit, educational foundation, the Forward Institute website serves as a public portal for the exchange of progressive ideas and information. We welcome all interested individuals and organizations to participate, and join us …