Solutions to Student Debt Must Include For-Profit Schools

February 5, 2014 | Blog, News

With permission, I am posting the testimony of David C. Dies, executive secretary of the Educational Approval Board, delivered today…

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Addressing Student Debt in Wisconsin

February 3, 2014 | Blog, News

On Wednesday morning at 10 am, a bill titled the “Higher Education, Lower Debt Act” will receive a hearing before…

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March Madness: When Learning Time Meets Athletics

March 12, 2013 | Blog

I like my son’s public school. I really do. He’s in kindergarten this year. I find his school to be…

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It Rhymes With ‘Tool’

August 9, 2011 | Blog

UPDATED, 8/11/2011, 1:10 pm Thursday morning in Washington DC — the only city that could host such a vacuous, inane…

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Anger Management

July 20, 2011 | Blog

I am appalled by this malicious attack on teachers and teachers’ unions by Jay Greene. He claims that teachers are…

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Scott Walker’s Hokey Pokey

April 18, 2011 | Blog

Eliminating collective bargaining for Wisconsin public employees was all about balancing the state budget. Until it wasn’t. Expanding the Milwaukee…

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A Must Read

March 28, 2011 | Blog

A huge public thank you to Paul Krugman for his outstanding defense of academic freedom in Monday’s New York Times….

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The Academic Inquisition

March 25, 2011 | Blog

The witch hunt is on. Last night, my colleague William Cronon — a highly respected, tenured professor of history —…

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Equity and Diversity Implications of the NBP

March 14, 2011 | Blog

Interested in how the New Badger Partnership could affect the composition and quality of the student body? Of faculty? Please…

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Advocates for Whom?

March 8, 2011 | Blog

The Badger Advocates formed this week to make sure the New Badger Partnership (NBP)–complete with split from the University of…

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