Monthly Archives: May 2012

No to Local Control: DPI Should Authorize and Regulate Virtual Charter Schools

Matt DeFour wrote an interesting article in the State Journal last week about McFarland’s virtual charter school, known as the Wisconsin Virtual Academy or WIVA.  I have written some critical words about the school in the past. The virtual school is … Continue reading

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Budget Cuts: We Won’t Be as Bold and Innovative as Oconomowoc, and That’s Okay.

I.    If We Want to Spend More on Some New Things, It Would Help if We Could Find Ways of Spending Less on Some Old Things.  We’re heading into budget season for the Madison School District and the difficult choices … Continue reading

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