Covering the war in Ukraine, Rethinking school funding

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A woman walking by a bombed building
A woman walks by house damaged during Russian shelling in the town of Vyshgorod outside the capital Kiev, Ukraine, Thursday, Nov. 24, 2022. About 70% of the Ukrainian capital was left without power after Moscow unleashed yet another devastating missile barrage on Ukraine’s energy infrastructure. Efrem Lukatsky/ AP Photo

We learn how NPR is covering the war in Ukraine with a producer from “All Things Considered.” Then we look at why local schools are funded primarily by property taxes and how that system could be reformed.

Featured in this Show

  • Reporting on the war in Ukraine for NPR

    Last fall, National Public Radio opened a news bureau in Kyiv, the capital of Ukraine, to expand its coverage of the war instigated by Russia. Kat Lonsdorf, a producer for “All Things Considered” and a Wisconsin native, has traveled there to report on how Ukrainians are coping.

  • What role should property taxes have in funding K-12 schools?

    Governor Tony Evers joined the head of the Department of Instruction to discuss issues around school funding at the Wisconsin State Education Convention last month. We speak with a researcher to look at how well property taxes fund K-12 schools.

Episode Credits

  • Kate Archer Kent Host
  • Joel Patenaude Producer
  • Trevor Hook Producer
  • Maria Lopez Technical Director
  • Kat Lonsdorf Guest
  • Andrew Reschovsky Guest

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