Informational hearing on the subject of reading in Wisconsin schools March 2, 2023

Wisconsin Senate (and Assembly) Committee on Education:

Department of Public Instruction
Laura Adams -Policy Initiatives Advisor for the State Superintendent
Duy Nguyen – Assistant Superintendent for the Division of Academic Excellence
Tom McCarthy – Executive Director for the Office of the State Superintendent

Dr. Kymyona Burk – Senior Policy Fellow

University of Wisconsin–Madison
Mark S. Seidenberg – Vilas Research Professor and Donald O. Hebb Professor

Luxemburg-Casco School District
Kyle Thayse – 4k-12 Instructional Coach

The data clearly indicate that being able to read is not a requirement for graduation at (Madison) East, especially if you are black or Hispanic”

My Question to Wisconsin Governor Tony Evers on Teacher Mulligans and our Disastrous Reading Results

2017: West High Reading Interventionist Teacher’s Remarks to the School Board on Madison’s Disastrous Reading Results 

Madison’s taxpayer supported K-12 school district, despite spending far more than most, has long tolerated disastrous reading results.

“An emphasis on adult employment”

Wisconsin Public Policy Forum Madison School District Report[PDF]

WEAC: $1.57 million for Four Wisconsin Senators

Friday Afternoon Veto: Governor Evers Rejects AB446/SB454; an effort to address our long term, disastrous reading results

Booked, but can’t read (Madison): functional literacy, National citizenship and the new face of Dred Scott in the age of mass incarceration.

No When A Stands for Average: Students at the UW-Madison School of Education Receive Sky-High Grades. How Smart is That?