Lincoln Academy

Downtown Beloit (Photo by Luther Wu for Wisconsin Examiner)

What do Beloit children need?

BY: - July 8, 2020

This is the second installment in a two-part series on the Lincoln Academy, a proposed charter school in Beloit supported by billionaire Republican activist Diane Hendricks. The first installment explored Hendricks’ influence on Beloit through her philanthropy, and the views of parents and community leaders in the troubled Beloit school district, some of whom see […]

Diane Hendricks, chief executive officer of ABC Supply Co., smiles during a company meeting at a hotel in Rosemont, Illinois, U.S. on Wednesday, March 4, 2015. Hendricks, whose ABC Supply is based in Beloit, Wis., was

Beloit billionaire Diane Hendricks’ controversial charter school

BY: - July 7, 2020

Diane Hendricks, the Beloit billionaire caught on film in 2011 urging former Gov. Scott Walker to make Wisconsin a “completely red” “right-to-work” state, has a new project — a charter school that will focus on serving low-income students in her adopted hometown. The Lincoln Academy, which received conditional approval from the Office of Educational Opportunity […]