One Wisconsin Institute

We must hate our children

It’s no wonder that people who’ve paid off their student loan debt are 36 percent more likely to own homes than those who haven’t, according to new research by the One Wisconsin Now Institute and Progress Now. [Salon]

New bill: If you swear you’re poor, then you can vote without an ID

One Wisconsin Institute (affiliated with the liberal advocacy group One Wisconsin Now) filed a brief arguing that Wisconsin’s ID law would be significantly more burdensome than the ID law in Indiana that was upheld in 2008 by the United States Supreme Court. [Capital Times]

Our view: Keep student loan rates affordable

It is not just students who are affected. Professionals who go through technical, four-year, or even graduate school have student loan debt. So do single moms. [La Crosse Tribune]

Protecting the Right to Vote in Wisconsin

Voting is not only our right; it is our duty. It is how we have a say in the direction of our community, our state and our country. Voting is the one time everyone is equal. Young or old, rich or poor, on Election Day everyone gets the same say.

High costs of student debt

“The average debt per student in Wisconsin is nearly $25,000,” said Ross. That’s the 15th highest rate in the nation, and 67 percent of graduating students in the state will have some form of debt. [Wisconsin Radio Network]

Student Loan Debt Sucker Punch

My name is Scot Ross and I'm a student loan debtor. I know the regret of economic opportunity lost to a loan payment. [The Progressive]

New report: Total student loan debt has nearly tripled since 2004

Recent research conducted by the One Wisconsin Institute found student loan debt also has a dramatic, negative effect on the state economy. Individuals with bachelor degrees with student loan debt were making average monthly payments of $350 on loans with an average term of nearly 19 years, according to research by the liberal organization based […] [Milwaukee Journal Sentinel]

Plain Talk: Massive Student Debt Bad for Young People – and Rest of Us Too

One Wisconsin Institute is out to shame us into doing something to fix the nation’s student debt problem. And that it’s a problem is unmistakable. We’re drowning young college graduates in years and years of unconscionable loan payments, and there’s growing evidence that it’s having a profoundly negative impact on the nation’s economy. The institute, […] [Capital Times]

What’s The Number?

How can making it more difficult for Wisconsin residents to exercise their right to vote in the leading democracy in the world be justified?

Student loan debt threatens economy

Research by One Wisconsin Institute reveals that Wisconsin household's share of the student loan debt burden has a dramatic impact on their spending decisions. [Wisconsin State Journal]

Student Loan Debt Reaches $1 Trillion

Student loan debt has become an economic crisis across the nation. Researchers with One Wisconsin Institute and student leaders presented findings on the debt crisis. [KBJR-TV]

Student Loans Hurt Economy

One Wisconsin Institute conducted a survey of 2,700 state residents that showed over one-third of individuals with bachelors or advanced degrees have outstanding student loan payments. [Badger Herald]

Student loan debt deepens

One in five American households now owes money on student loans – more than double the percentage of households and nearly triple the average amount of college debt of two decades ago. [Milwaukee Journal Sentinel]

Scott Walker’s Billionaires Club

An unprecedented cross-country cash grab, driven by donations from wealthy, right-wing ideologues and special interests, turbocharged with a campaign finance loophole allowed Gov. Scott Walker to raise donations in unlimited amounts to fund expenses related to “recall defense.”

D is for Dismantle

There is a long-held belief among many conservatives that public schools are simply not an appropriate role of government and should be privatized through the use of vouchers. One of the staunchest supporters of this extreme view is Gov. Scott Walker.

One Wisconsin Institute Report: ‘D is for Dismantle’

A comprehensive analysis entitled “D is for Dismantle,” authored by the non-partisan One Wisconsin Institute shows that despite claims from Gov. Scott Walker, Wisconsin schools are not failing, instead his budget cuts and disastrous education policies endanger our proud tradition of excellent schools.

We’re Not Broke

With the mantra “we're broke,” Gov. Scott Walker proposed slashing funding to services and public goods of the middle class – all the while cutting taxes by $200 million for the wealthy and corporations. The reality is that there is no fiscal emergency and we're not broke.