Wisconsin fails in educating Black students

A report from the US Department of Education shows that black Wisconsin students have the lowest reading scores in the nation and "among the lowest" in math.

This is unacceptable. I've talked a lot here about creating a good climate for business in the state, but you know what else helps? An education system that works. Not a lot of companies are going to come to a state that can't educate their employees - let alone their potential employees' kids.

Fixing the problem is going to take a lot more than more money or repealing the QEO. We need real, total reform and we need to start finding solutions very, very soon.