Wisconsin Has a Shortage of Teachers of Color

Wisconsin’s gap between teachers and students of color is growing. Since 2009, the percentage of students of color in Wisconsin public schools has increased from 23.6% to about 30.7%. In the same time period, the percentage of teachers of color has only increased from 4.5% to 5.6%. This is an important issue in public schools […]

Wisconsin History: The First Public School

Do you pay tax dollars to support public schools?  You can thank Micahel Frank for that.  Father of Wisconsin’s Free-School System After several failed attempts to pass legislation to establish a free public school, lawmaker Michael Frank finally found success passing an 1845 bill to create a free school in Southport (current day Kenosha). After […]