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WPRI Events 

 Robert Woodson Sr. spoke at a WPRI-sponsored event in Milwaukee on fighting poverty and restoring the American Dream

- VIDEO of Woodson on Milwaukee, the welfare myth and new ways to fight poverty

- VIDEO of Woodson on political competition

- VIDEO of Woodson on problems of the rich

- VIDEO of Woodson on Violence-free Zones

- VIDEO of Woodson on the nuclear family and surrogates 



What's New From WPRI

Renewing Civil Society: A Q&A with Paul Ryan


The May 2014 Issue of WI Magazine

Unrealized Potential: The Need for Accountability in Wisconsin's Special Education Programs by Michael R. Ford, Ph.D. and Mike Nichols, M.A.



Good Riddance by Mike Nichols



Online/Blended Learning Event Held In Milwaukee


Wisconsin Needs a Special Needs Scholarship Program

If a special needs scholarship program were to become law in Wisconsin, children like Ildeliza could have more options to attend different public or private schools. Such programs in other states give children with special needs the same nurturing and opportunities already offered to their siblings. 




Welcome to Our New Website!

Thank you for visiting our newly redesigned website.  If there is an article or report that you cannot find, please contact us so we may assist you.



WPRI Media Mentions


Duey Stroebel says compromise vote by opponents cost $788 million
Journal Sentinel - August 10, 2014

The politics and power of Poverty Inc

Wisconsin Reporter - July 3, 2014


Robert Woodson joins Charlie Sykes
WTMJ - June 26, 2014


School choice deserves a chance to grow 

Journal Sentinel - May 28, 2014

 WPRI chief responds to critic
Journal Sentinel -  May 23, 2014

Pace is not nearly enough to meet goal: Torinus and Hefty analyze jobs claim
Journal Sentinel - May 21, 2014

On taxes, Scott Walker and Mary Burke differ in style and substance
Wisconsin State Journal 

Let's create opportunity for all kids
Journal Sentinel - April 25, 2014

Alan Borsuk on new tools and new teaching


 Sunday Insight: Charlie Sykes hosts WPRI President Mike Nichols, Mikel Holt, Lynne DeBruin and Michelle Litjens on the Feb. 23 edition of Sunday Insight.

Journal Sentinel Op-ed: Vacant Parcel not Best Bet for Kenosha Casino



Journal Sentinel story: Think tank wants tougher admission standards for education schools




Interesting Links


Toyota Escapes to Texas - Why another engine of middle-class jobs is fleeing California, Wall Street Journal, May 2, 2014

Christian Science Monitor: PISA test shows U.S. Education "stagnation."  For more on why this matters so much, see the recent story in WPRI's Wisconsin Interest on economic ramifications of faltering achievement in U.S. schools.



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