Benjamin Yount

Benjamin Yount writes for The Center Square.

Public Education
‘Politics in classroom’ tussle gets another voice in Wisconsin

(The Center Square) – Another Republican lawmaker at the Wisconsin Capitol is challenging the state’s superintendent of schools over her letter to Waukesha Schools about its “no politics in the… Read More

April 25, 2023
School Choice group and Concordia University launch new teacher pipeline

(The Center Square) – There is a new push to get more teachers certified for some Wisconsin classrooms, including certifications for just a $9,000 price tag. School Choice Wisconsin and… Read More

April 18, 2023
Wisconsin legislator pushing for concealed carry in schools

(The Center Square) – There is a plan at the Wisconsin Capitol that would allow teachers and school workers to carry a gun inside a school. State Rep. Scott Allen, R-Waukesha,… Read More

April 11, 2023
Wisconsin meningitis vaccine mandate scuttled, Sen. Nass says parents keep power to decide

(The Center Square) – As expected, Wisconsin lawmakers blocked a new meningitis vaccine requirement and ended the emergency power the state’s public health department had over the chickenpox. The Joint Committee… Read More

March 10, 2023
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