Vouchers = 25 years of lost opportunity for Wisconsin students

Outcry against tax-subsidized private vouchers doesn’t stop corporate backers

Politicians and privatizers marking 25 years of the failed school privatization experiment in Wisconsin are doing so even after the majority of voters in the state have expressed opposition to the program. The following statement can be attributed to Betsy Kippers, a teacher and president of the Wisconsin Education Association Council:

“Poll after poll shows that Wisconsin opposes tax subsidies for unaccountable private schools. Report after report proves that public schools provide more opportunities and students there perform better than those in voucher schools. It makes no common sense to continue to expand government entitlements to a 25-year failed experiment. Instead, lawmakers should provide fair and sustainable funding that keeps up with inflation for the public schools that serve all children.”