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Website Changes Coming!

Posted August 06, 2015

We've outgrown this site, but a new one is in the works! In the meantime, check out our Facebook and Twitter pages for regular updates (links inside)

WILL Analysis Shows a “Choice Bonus” For Districts Losing Students to Statewide Voucher Program

Posted June 12, 2015

Report debunks talking point that voucher expansion makes public schools worse off

WILL Warns Racine Unified of Open Meetings Violation

Posted May 21, 2015

Committee formed to review handbook with employee unions has been holding secret meetings

The Cost to School Districts due to Wisconsin’s Prevailing Wage Law

Posted May 20, 2015

School districts have decried Governor Walker’s proposed reductions in anticipated state aid. While it now appears that these deferred increases will be reinstated, the controversy is instructive on another pending reform. There exists an antiquated, very costly mandate that forces school districts to pay above market wages for their construction projects. This is known as the prevailing wage laws. Reform would make much more money available for education.

The Cost to School Districts due to Wisconsin’s Prevailing Wage Law

Posted May 20, 2015

WILL concludes that districts would have saved at least $163.2 million and $244.8 million over the last five years.