Student Education Services
Free School Lecture Service
In order for our representative form of government to survive and succeed, today's students must become tomorrow's informed citizens.
That's why WISTAX has been one of the only government research groups in the nation with an extensive citizen-education program in both public and private schools since 1955.
Our free school lecture service provides talks to students in grades 4-12 and in higher education too.
In collaboration with the classroom instructor, we cover a variety of topics—the political process, the state budget, taxes, spending, and the importance of individual participation in our system of government.
Our speakers include experts like a social studies teacher who worked as a lobbyist and who served for 14 years in the state legislature. Other speakers include a former newspaper reporter who covered state and local government, and a former state agency leader who turned legislator's ideas into reality.
For more information on the WISTAX School Lecture Service, please e-mail or phone us at 608.241.9789.
Students in middle school, high school and college use our civics handbook, The Framework of Your Wisconsin Government.
This 122-page textbook meets Wisconsin's Model Academic Standards and has been published and updated regularly since 1955. It includes an on-line teacher's guide.
Wisconsin schools and others have ordered more than 300,000 copies, making it the most popular textbook on state and local government in Wisconsin.
Thanks to the generosity of donors, The Framework is available for a nominal fee, with additional discounts on bulk orders.