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Uncle Charlie's Guide to School "Choice"

[1] Buren, April Van, “The decline of Detroit's neighborhood schools,” Michigan Public Radio WUOM, 08/30/2016.

[2] Girard, Scott, “Madison school custodians get $3.20/hr raise, but budget deficit grows,” The Cap Times, 07/07/2023.

[3] WGTD, “Kenosha School Board Narrowly Votes To Accept Downsizing Plan,” Public Radio WGTD, 12/13/2023.

[4] Carpenter, Megan, “Glendale-River Hills School District faces budget deficit up to $3.6 million,” Spectrum News 1, 03/21/2024.

[5] Files, Emily, “Wisconsin public schools say lack of state funding could lead to painful cuts, school closures,” Milwaukee Public Radio WUWM, 11/13/2023.

[6] Krumholz, Ben, “Green Bay school district made tough decisions amid budget deficit in 2023,” Fox 11 News Green Bay, 12/26/2023.

[7] Kenosha School District Report Cards for 2022-23 school year, WI DPI.

[8] MMSD working budget for school year 2023-2024, MMSD.

[9] Files, Emily, “Do Property Tax Limits Create An Uneven Playing Field For Wisconsin Schools?” Milwaukee Public Radio WUWM, 12/12/2018.

[10] DPI reporting of voucher student enrollment in 2023-2024, WI DPI.

[11] DPI reporting of charter school student enrollment in 2023-2024, WI DPI.

[12] Davis, Carl, “Tax Avoidance Continues to Fuel School Privatization Efforts,” ITEP, March 2023.

[13] Baker, Robin, “What are the Hidden Costs of Private School,” 2023.

[14] Conniff, Ruth, “Lies, damn lies and school voucher statistics,” Wisconsin Examiner, 05/13/2021.

[15] Madison Metropolitan School District Report Cards for 2022-23 school year, WI DPI.

[16] Abundant Life Christian School 2020-2021 Handbook.

[17] NCES enrollment and demographic data for 2022-2023 school year, US Department of Education.

[18] Barshay, Jill, “PROOF POINTS: Charter schools have improved in the past 15 years, but many still fail students, researchers say,” The Hechinger Report, 06/12/2023.

[19] Blad & Najarro, “Race Is a Big Factor in School Closures. What You Need to Know,” 11/28/2023.

[20] Conniff, Ruth, “What you don’t know about the UW System’s new charter schools should worry you,” Wisconsin Examiner, 11/15/2022.

[21] Burris & Pfleger, “Broken Promises: An Analysis of Charter School Closures From 1999 – 2017,” NPE, 2020.

[22] Strauss, Valarie, “New reports find high closure rates for charter schools over time,” Washington Post, 08/06/2020.

[23] Glass, Ira, “The problem We All Live With – Part One,” This American Life, NPR, 07/31/2015.

[24] Santaya, George, “Why I am Not a Marxist,” Modern Monthly: Volume: 9, April 1935.

[25] Abundant Life Christian School 2023-24 Tuition 

[26] dir. Randy Murray & Andrew James Benson, Mitchell 20, Randy Murray Production, 2011.

[27] Leona Group Schools LLC Mission Statement

[*] All information about public programs including WPCP, and WI Charter School requirements, is taken from publicly available information provided by WI DPI.

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