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Bruce Thompson: What is MPS strategy for stimulus aid?

It's a huge opportunity to improve student achievement -- which is badly needed. What I find particularly disturbing is the lack of any mention of using part of the funds to evaluate research on what works in education.

Dan O’Donnell: Follow the science and don’t force kids to wear masks in schools

Everyone, CDC Director Rochelle Walensky said, should be masked inside schools this fall, “including teachers, staff, students and visitors, regardless of vaccination status.” This guidance is not only unsupported by the available scientific evidence; it is flatly ridiculous.

Ron Martin: Schools need help to meet kids’ needs

Teachers will be ready to meet children’s academic, social and emotional needs in our classrooms, but we can’t do it alone.

Bruce Murphy: SNAP food benefits fall short in state, nation

A new analysis shows that federal Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits do not cover the average cost of a meal in more than four in 10 counties in the United States. That includes 27 of 72 counties in Wisconsin.

Lena Taylor: It’s time for America to pay what they owe

The bodies of enslaved Black people were America’s greatest financial asset and carved the way for the United States to be an economic leader in the world. It’s time for America to pay what they owe.

Melissa Agard: BEST agenda for Wisconsin’s future

Investing in Wisconsin’s children, workers and retirees is the right thing to do and a necessary step towards restoring and retaining our state’s economic health, addressing income inequality, as well as strengthening our economy.

Susan Webb Yackee: A reason to be optimistic about our democracy: Students are flocking...

Education can, and must, be part of the solution to our country’s current divisiveness. While young people have always been idealistic, today’s students are practical idealists.

Reggie Jackson: Racialized housing policies: Homeownership gap proves systemic racism in America

Recently I came across some data that really opened my mind to a new way of looking at the homeownership gap. This data provides a breakdown of homeownership based on age groups.

John Torinus: Packers brass could have offered Rodgers a seat at the table

As a management guy, I keep pondering what the Packers might have done differently to keep Rodgers satisfied with his role. It’s not all about the money.

M.D. Kittle: Evers, Dems turn their back on small business again

Assembly Democrats could have taken a step toward fixing perhaps the biggest challenge facing Wisconsin’s economy. Instead, they stood by “Gov. Veto” and the left’s pursuit of expanded government dependency.

Dave Zweifel: Efforts of open records crusader Bob Wills live on

Advocates for openness in government lost a champion last week with the passing of legendary Milwaukee journalist Bob Wills.

Bruce Murphy: Foxconn wants a new subsidy?

The use of the word “contract” is a dead giveaway that Foxconn and Fisker are seeking some kind of contractually guaranteed subsidy or help from the state.

John Roach: Stars and stripes

This Fourth of July was different. I had been mulling over the notion of adding another banner to accompany the Stars and Stripes to add context to Old Glory.

John Nichols: What Mandela Barnes knows about Wisconsin

The work Barnes and Evers did to build up Democratic support in non-urban areas was essential to their narrow win in 2018.

Doug Moe: Saying ‘so long’ to the Avenue Bar

Whatever the how and why, the end of the Avenue Bar is a big deal. I once wrote that it came as close to being a public utility as any Madison restaurant ever has.
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