WIPPS 2015 Spring News: Marshfield Civility Project tackles K-12 education, higher ed

Continuing its bipartisan public policy forum that launched in September, the Marshfield Civility project presented two spring forums on education. Two views of public schools vs. privatization in K-12 schools were presented on March 4 at the Marshfield Public Library. Julaine Appling, president of the Wisconsin Family Council, and Mandy Wright, former state representative and teacher, discussed school vouchers, school accountability, Common Core and Act 10.

On April 17, the UW budget cuts and its impact to students, citizens and the state was examined by Noel Radomski of Wisconsin Center of the Advancement of Postsecondary Education, Rick Eisenberg of Wisconsin Institute for Law and Liberty and UW-Marshfield/Wood County Dean Pat Stuhr. Held at UW-Marshfield/Wood County, the talk brought together students and the local community to hear three distinct viewpoints.

Sponsored jointly by the Wood County Republican and Democratic parties, with the help of the Wisconsin Institute for Public Policy and Service, the goal of the Civility Project is to bring speakers with different philosophical views to discuss issues in a civil and informative manner.

The year-long project is being funded in part by the Marshfield Area Community