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Mar 19, 2013

It has now been two years since the adoption of Wisconsin Act 10. Now that the dust has cleared, what do we know about the law's financial and programmatic impacts on local governments and school districts? Has the strife that surrounded Act 10 subsided, and what are the lasting political ramifications. As part of our respective 100th anniversary celebrations, the Public Policy Forum and Milwaukee Rotary Club jointly hosted a pair of back-to-back luncheons that revisited and shed light on the impacts of Wisconsin Act 10.

On March 19th, we learned how Act 10 has affected school district finances, administration and performance from a panel of local school superintendents: Dr. Kathleen Cooke, Hamilton School District; Dr. Deborah Kerr, Brown Deer School District;and Dr. Demond Means, Mequon-Thiensville School District. David Haynes, Editorial Page Editor, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel moderated the discussion. Dr. Gregory Thornton, Milwaukee Public Schools was also scheduled to appear but was unable to make it due to a last minute conflict.