Robert M. La Follette School of Public Affairs

 A school voucher program in Milwaukee increased the chances of students graduating from high school and going on to college, according to La Follette School professor John Witte.

A passion for public service and an interest in energy policy brought Amy Klusmeier to the La Follette School. Four years later she is evaluating public programs as an analyst with the Wisconsin Legislative Audit Bureau.

Wednesday, 11 January 2012 11:25

National media cite La Follette faculty

Two La Follette School economists have had their research cited in the national news recently.
From regionalizing services to moving a baseball field to briefing the mayor on the 1872 mining act, alum Susan Parker has become an expert on many issues as the town manager of Crested Butte, Colorado.
Thursday, 20 October 2011 10:18

Stanchfield stewards pensions

As executive director of the District of Columbia Retirement Board, Eric Stanchfield, a 1982 alum, oversees the investment of pension assets and the administration of pension benefits. The District of Columbia Retirement Board is a public pension agency with assets of approximately $4 billion serving police officers, firefighters and teachers.
The City of Madison should allow people to bring concealed weapons into municipal buildings, La Follette School student Jason Myatt told the Common Council on October 18 shortly before it approved a weapons ban.
Two students will discuss work experiences at a brown-bag lunch get-together Wednesday at 12:20 p.m. in the La Follette conference room.

Lawmakers in California can thank alum Peter Detwiler's experience in Wisconsin for the easy-to-read legislative analyses he prepared for them to summarize what a proposed statute would do, why it was needed, its cost, why certain interests opposed or supported it, and the bill's legislative history.

The La Follette School of Public Affairs and the University of Wisconsin–Madison European Union Center of Excellence sponsored a research roundtable exploring questions around urban mobility and the automobile of the future on October 7.

Change really has to be experienced firsthand, no matter how many graphs one has to chart economic and social transitions, student Nicole Thiher came to realize during the weeks she spent in Delhi, India, last summer.

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