Scores in Wisconsin Shows Reforms are Working!
The national numbers
are in and according to the College Board, Wisconsin
ranks 2nd in ACT scores. The scores once again
diminish the gloom and doom rhetoric we consistently
hear from the various educational mouthpieces. The
DATA shows that parents, teachers and school boards
across the state are working together to provide a
quality education for our children. The reforms are
working and parents have real life choices in various
areas. Open enrollment, charter schools, choice
schools and virtual learning programs have provided
market based and family orientated options across the state.
Wisconsin's graduation rate is also the 2nd highest in
the nation at 88%. Great news for Wisconsin.
Be Misled by Unemployment Statistics:
are three kinds of working age adults in the United
States. The first group are adults who are working, and
the second group is comprised of adults who are looking for work. The
third group are people who are neither working or looking
for work. Either they have become discouraged and are no
longer looking for a job or they found a comfortable
spot on welfare. Perhaps
there is a small fourth group of people, those who are too
wealthy to worry about it but I don't seem to know any
of those people.
About.com has a nice explanation of why simple
unemployment figures don't tell the whole story.
The standard employment rate doesn't include people in
the third group so the actual unemployment is not
accurately reflected in the statistic. For example the
Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis unemployment rate for July
of 2015 is 4.8%. How can this number be accurate?
We are told that the number of unemployed in the City of
Milwaukee is at unbelievably high levels. According to
the Bureau of Labor Statistics the number of people not
working (Nationally) is over 93 million. Breitbart has a
nice story with links to the US Department of Labor (Click
Here). I will be looking into this discrepancy
in the upcoming weeks.
God Bless Wisconsin!
Please take a moment
to remember our fallen heroes.
It's important to
teach your children and grandchildren the history of