Public Policy Forum Research



Over the years, the Forum has built a reputation as the region's premier source of data and analysis on K-12 education issues, with annual reports on the demographics, achievement and financing of public and private schools. More recently, we have expanded our portfolio to include early childhood education, with a multi-year research project on child care quality that has helped shape state policy in that area. In addition, we have initiated a two-year project on afterschool programming in Milwaukee.

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Jan, 2002
For the first time since the expansion of the choice program to include religious schools in 1998-1999, fewer K4 students are receiving vouchers than in the previous year.
Dec, 2001
Charter schools represent one of the many options available to Milwaukee parents when they decide where to send their children to school.
Nov, 2001
One premise of school choice is the belief that by empowering parents they will become more informed about their children's schools.
Sep, 2001
Salaries for the more than 28,000 employees of the 66 public school districts in the metro Milwaukee area generally kept pace with inflation, but the cost of fringe benefits surged over the past year.
Jan, 2001
Over the last 11 years the Milwaukee Parental Choice Program (MPCP) has grown to reach 9,200 full-time students.