Wisconsin education department demands more funding while spending thousands at resorts, waterparks

By Media Trackers on Wednesday, November 12th, 2014 in Uncategorized No Comments

MADISON, Wis. – The Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction has spent $294,465.57 in two fiscal years on resorts in Wisconsin Dells a Media Trackers review of state spending records has found. According to OpenBooks.wi.gov, a state spending transparency website established by Gov. Scott Walker, DPI spent lavishly at six resorts in the popular entertainment and vacation […]


Group outlines 7 layers of government education bureaucracy

By Media Trackers on Thursday, September 18th, 2014 in Uncategorized No Comments

MADISON, Wis. – As part of a broader look at curriculum used in public schools across the state, the Wisconsin Grandsons of Liberty, a conservative grassroots group, has outlined 7 layers of educational administration and bureaucracy in the state. Graphically depicting the current system, the group argues that, “A hard look needs to be taken […]


School choice news in Wisconsin highlights state senate races

By Media Trackers on Thursday, May 22nd, 2014 in Other News, School Choice No Comments

MADISON, Wis. – Data just released by the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction reveals that Wisconsin’s statewide school choice program is more popular than some lawmakers may have thought it would be. The program, capped by the legislature at no more than 1,000 openings for the upcoming school year, had 3,407 applicants.