Garbage Collection Fees, National Politics Update, New Report On Metro Milwaukee Teachers

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Heard On Central Time

A new report out Wednesday looks at patterns and trend in the metro Milwaukee teacher workforce, including how the adoption of Act 10 affected teachers. The lead author of the report explains his findings and how future reports plan to dig into the education system in the Milwaukee area. We also get the scoop on the biggest political stories around the nation, and hear about how communities are dealing with landfill costs.

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    Facing budget deficits and reduced waste coming their way, some communities that own and operate landfills in Wisconsin are looking for new ways to raise revenue. One idea being considered is a garbage collection fee – and it’s one that the city of Superior approved last night. WPR’s reporter there explains the change.

  • This Week In Washington – August 26, 2015

    Harry Enten, senior political writer and analyst for FiveThirtyEight, joins Central Time for our weekly look at the most pressing issues in national politics.

  • New Report Looks At Trends In Metro Milwaukee Teacher Workforce

    A new report released on Wednesday from Milwaukee-based Public Policy Forum takes a close look at teachers in the city of Milwaukee and the surrounding counties. The report is called Taking Attendance, and it identifies trends and patterns in the teacher workforce…including how the adoption of Act 10 affected teachers. The lead author of the study shares the findings.

Episode Credits

  • Rob Ferrett Host
  • Veronica Rueckert Host
  • Chris Malina Producer
  • Rob Ferrett Producer
  • Amanda Magnus Producer
  • Danielle Kaeding Guest
  • Harry Enten Guest
  • Joe Yeado Guest