The city has opened 27 new charters in the past five years. At least 40 percent are performing below expectations.
Scientist Roy Spencer is one of dozens of creditors named in Peabody Energy’s bankruptcy documents.
Peabody Energy, the largest coal producer in the U.S., funded dozens of groups spreading skepticism about climate change, according to new figures that reportedly surprised even environmental advocates with their scale.
There are troubling parallels between Trump and Icahn, who used his charity to turn a profit while enjoying massive tax savings.
The written proof that there was no “drafting error” and that Gov. Scott Walker wanted changes to the Wisconsin Idea in the 2015-17 state budget produced another failure for the governor.
The Center for Media and Democracy and The Progressive magazine took Walker to court, arguing that state law did not allow such an exemption. A Dane County court agreed and ordered the release of the 82 pages of emails Walker was keeping under wraps.
The original concept of charter schools emerged nationally more than two decades ago and was intended to support community efforts to open up education. But critics of today’s market-based charter movement say monied interests have turned those learning labs into models for capital capture.
Walker’s attempt to eliminate language detailing that “Wisconsin Idea” pledge caused a lot of controversy in Wisconsin, and nationally.
The successful open records case brought by CMD and The Progressive caught the governor in a bald-faced lie regarding the Wisconsin Idea.
Records released Friday by Gov. Scott Walker’s office in response to a judge’s order make clear he sought controversial changes in 2015 to the University of Wisconsin System’s mission statement, known as the Wisconsin Idea.