1. If you were Queen for a day and could wave a magic wand, what policy change in Wisconsin would you enact?
Returning Wisconsin to its legacy of leadership on educational freedom by allowing education funding to follow families and removing barriers that would allow high performing, high demand schools to increase capacity. Education is the most critical issue facing our state because it’s tied to so many other issues: economic growth, crime reduction, innovation and entrepreneurship and strong families and communities.
We can proudly say that school choice started in Wisconsin (The Bradley Foundation played an essential role throughout its evolution), but we’ve lagged behind other states in expanding educational freedom the last several years. On the upside, there has never been more momentum for reform that there is now.
2. Best Cheese Curds in the State?
Lakefront Brewery. You cannot get curds any fresher and the cheese stretches a foot long!
3. What is the last book you read?
Frederick and Fredericka, by Mark Helprin. The story follows the follies of a factitious British prince and princess (although one can easily guess who they’re modeled after). A series of unusual circumstances forces them to make it in America on their own.
There are several odes to American exceptionalism throughout, but one that stands out is this: “America does not need and cannot have a king, for it is majestic in itself as perhaps no country has ever been…Its greatest majesty, its gift to the world is that it has carried out God’s will to make each man a king, subservient only to Him.