Benjamin Yount

Benjamin Yount writes for The Center Square.

Public Education
‘Ghost students’ cost Wisconsin taxpayers nearly $360 million

(The Center Square)  – Enrollment in Wisconsin’s public schools is down, yet many school districts in the state continue to be paid for students who are no longer in their… Read More

March 3, 2023
Legislation, Public Education
Wisconsin governor wants more money for public schools, less school choice for parents

(The Center Square) – Gov. Tony Evers wants to spend more than a $1.3 billion more over the next two years, but it’s almost certainly not going to happen. The… Read More

February 15, 2023
UW free speech survey: Half of students afraid to speak, third of students want restrictions

(The Center Square)  – There’s not a lot of confidence about free speech on University of Wisconsin campuses. The university released the results of its free speech survey on Wednesday. Read More

February 3, 2023
School choice supporters optimistic over Wisconsin open enrollment

(The Center Square) – The latest snapshot of the desire for school choice in Wisconsin is developing this week when the Open Application Period for three of Wisconsin’s school choice… Read More

February 3, 2023
More schools eligible for Wisconsin choice program as enrollment grows

(The Center Square) – Participating schools and student enrollment are up in Wisconsin’s choice program. The state’s Department of Public Instruction on Friday released the list of schools available for… Read More

January 30, 2023