Who We Are
In the spring of 2011, teachers at Madison College began work on a proposal that would combine the strongest elements of private companies and public-sector organizations. The proposal was first presented to faculty in March of 2011, and it has been developed and refined since then based on extensive feedback from educators, administrators, outside professional legal and business consultants, and key Wisconsin state legislators.
In the simplest description, InChorus is a non-profit corporation, owned and managed by its employees, that provides first-rate educational services while advocating for excellence in education on behalf of every student we serve.
InChorus Represents a Win – Win
The InChorus model provides significant advantages to students, faculty, and administration. As a completely non-profit and membership-owned corporation, the organization will provide significant improvements in quality and efficiency while advocating for students and faculty.
InChorus’s business model maximizes:
The Bottom Line:
There is no other business model in existence that simultaneously maximizes both cost savings to the college and compensation to the instructor. We’re saving money by cutting out public and private fat.Learn More About . . .
State legislators from both parties have shown enthusiasm and support for InChorus.
Republicans love the idea because it
- Improves the efficiency of government
- Saves a lot of money
- Privatizes a government function in a way that also improves its quality
Democrats love the idea because
- The organization is, at its base, non-profit and membership owned, with democratically elected leadership and a high level of transparency and oversight.
- There is no third-party owner taking a position between the government and the employees to siphon off taxpayer money
- 100% of the money received by the organization would be spent on either the minimal operating costs, or would go right back into teacher compensation
The Bottom Line: We're maximizing cost savings to the college and compensation to the instructor - saving money by cutting out public and private fat, which is exactly the way both political parties like to see it done.