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Posted inEducation, Justice & Safety

Wisconsin schools called police on students at twice the national rate — for Native students, it was the highest

School officials refer thousands of children to the police each year. In Wisconsin, children with disabilities or who are Black, Latino or Native bear the brunt of it.

Posted inMoney & Politics Column

Walker’s school message open to debate

As Wisconsin braces for a new round of recalls, including what will likely be the costliest race for governor in state history, it’s worth remembering that what matters most is not the money but the message. Money is really just the means for delivering messages. And Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker’s messaging machine is already revved up, especially on the critical issue of education.