Category Archives: Education

New Opportunities for Moraine College

With the support of the Wisconsin legislature and its promise of $3.35 million in integration money, Washington County has a greatly enhanced opportunity to bring about the creation of a community college. The end game for responsible adults in terms … Read the rest

Combine MPTC-WB and UWM-WC

Faced with a severe enrollment decline University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee at Washington County over the last ten years and an uncertain future, Washington County Executive Josh Schoemann pulled together a citizen task force five months ago to come up … Read the rest

UWM stiffed (again) in governor’s budget

How can it be that Milwaukee and the University of Wisconsin Milwaukee (UWM) are chopped liver in Gov. Ever’s massive building budget for 2023-25? In late February Democratic Gov. Tony Evers rolled out his ambitious budget proposal for $3.8 billion … Read the rest

School critics aim for West Bend majority

Note to voters/taxpayers in the West Bend School District: the pending election for three seats on the school board April 4 will be of epic proportions for its impact on the school district for the next three years. Three extreme … Read the rest

Are community colleges a good answer?

More than two dozen leaders in Washington County showed up last week to show their support for West Bend’s two-year liberal arts campus. Despite grievous enrollment declines, there was unanimity that some way forward must be found for the satellite … Read the rest

A Roth Challenge: rethinking education bottom to top

As Sen. Roger Roth pursues reorganization of the University of Wisconsin System, he has a chance to put Wisconsin in the vanguard for getting every invaluable child off to a successful life and career. The temptation over the next decade … Read the rest