Forward Institute Study Release

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 Milwaukee voucher program, DPI School Report Cards, statewide test scores, and the effects of poverty on student outcome.

Press Event Schedule:

Wednesday, 5/15 – 10:00am - Milwaukee City Hall, Lobby Rotunda

3:00pm – Green Bay Central Library, Central Meeting Room

Thursday, 5/16 – 11:00am – La Crosse, South Side Neighborhood Center

1:30pm – Kickapoo High School, Auditorium

Friday, 5/17 – 10:00am – Madison, Wisconsin State Capitol, Hearing Room 225NW

The study was reviewed by the Education Law Center (Newark, New Jersey), which has released the following statement, attributable to the ELC:

“This Forward Institute study thoroughly documents the ways current state policies are shortchanging so many Wisconsin students by denying them basic educational resources they need. The study also explains how the governor’s proposed budget for the next two years would worsen this situation and spend more taxpayer dollars to expand the state’s failed voucher experiment.”

Follow Forward Institute on http://forwardinstitutewi.org/ or Facebook for updates, and access to the full study before the public release.

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