School Choice

Newspaper Dinged For Overlooking School Choice Data

The Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel may have found the information ... inconvenient


The leader of a school choice advocacy group is questioning whether a story in the state's largest newspaper deliberately chose not to include key information on academic testing or whether it was a sin of omission.

Last week, the nonpartisan Legislative Audit Bureau released a report comparing testing results of Milwaukee Parental Choice Program students and Milwaukee Public Schools students. As reported – apparently exclusively – by Wisconsin Reporter, the study noted statistics showing Choice students outperformed their MPS counterparts in most testing areas.