Wisconsin’s Reforms Raised Student Achievement. That’s a REAL Achievement!

Reforms that raise student achievement are real achievements, good for teachers, parents, and most of all, students!  Wisconsin state Senator Terry Moulton reflects on the success of Wisconsin’s Act 10 reforms in The Chippewa Herald.

It’s no secret that school districts have saved a lot of money since our 2011 school reforms. Limits on collective bargaining, asking state employees to contribute toward their health insurance and pensions, and allowing school districts to choose their health insurer instead of being forced to buy health insurance from union-owned insurance companies have saved school districts more than $5.24 billion. What you may not know is that according to recent research, the benefits go well beyond school budgets and have actually improved student test scores.