Robert M. La Follette School of Public Affairs
Tax expert Andrew Reschovsky shares his insights on on Wisconsin governor Scott Walker's proposal to eliminate most of the state's public sector unions' collective bargaining rights and increase employee contributions to pension and health insurance benefits.
Wednesday, 20 October 2010 00:00

Kock wants all children to succeed in school

When her second year as a teacher ended, Sara Kock left her South Dakota school district saying, "I have to do something more to help those children succeed." She came to the La Follette School the next fall to gain the technical skills she needs to inform education policy.

Wednesday, 17 November 2010 12:26

Professor shares thoughts on Ireland, IMF

Professor Mark Copelovitch appeared on the Tom McGurk Show on Irish radio to discuss Ireland's financial crisis and the International Monetary Fund.

Experience as a Fulbright scholar in Germany brought student Christine Durkin back home to Wisconsin to focus on domestic public affairs.

Thursday, 09 September 2010 00:00

Mangum leader in higher education

Elmira Mangum, 1977, is Cornell University's new vice president for budget and planning.

Friday, 03 September 2010 10:53

Professors comment in media

La Follette School faculty are commenting in the media about federal stimulus dollars, teacher evaluation, property taxes and urban long-range planning.
The role of the International Monetary Fund in managing the many crises that have accompanied the growth and increasing complexity of the world's financial markets is the subject of a timely new book by La Follette School professor Mark Copelovitch.

School finance expert Andrew Reschovsky has been making the rounds of Wisconsin media in the wake of a school finance reform proposal released June 24 by the Wisconsin superintendent of public instruction.

While 89 percent of K-12 teachers agree that students should take a financial education course or pass a competency test for personal finance before graduating from high school, relatively few teachers believe they are adequately prepared to teach such topics, according to a study co-authored by La Follette School professor Karen Holden.
Thursday, 21 January 2010 09:57

Casper appointed deputy revenue secretary

1999 alum Tim Casper is the new deputy secretary of the Wisconsin Department of Revenue.
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