Vouchers

Stop the Expansion of Vouchers and Private Charter Schools!

the red rectangle buttonThe Milwaukee Teachers’ Education Association put together this simple yet powerful animated video illustrating the impact of the private voucher school system on Milwaukee Public Schools and the children who attend MPS.

The voucher program in Wisconsin has hurt public education throughout the state, especially in Milwaukee. The voucher system turns our children into instruments of profit. Voucher schools promised a better education, but they have failed to deliver. Instead, the voucher system has deliberately drained our public schools of the resources needed to serve all children.

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Recent articles about private school vouchers and charters:

  • Taxpayers’ bill for private voucher schools soars to $350 million

    Taxpayers' bill for private voucher schools soars to $350 millionWisconsin taxpayers will be spending $349.6 million to support private schools this year through the state’s voucher program, up from $302 million last year, according to figures released by the Department of Public Instruction. According to DPI, the taxpayer-funded voucher programs will support a total of 43,450 private school students this year, up from 40,039 ...
  • Students need more resources and program support, WEAC President Martin says

    Students need more resources and program support, WEAC President Martin saysIn response to the release of new standardized test scores, WEAC President Ron Martin said, “At the start of a new school year educators welcome everyone in our communities to discuss how, together, we can address increasing barriers to learning including strapped school budgets, student poverty, trauma and mental health concerns.” Read More...
  • Report gives Wisconsin’s ‘abysmal’ charter school policies a grade of F

    Report gives Wisconsin's 'abysmal' charter school policies a grade of FWisconsin charter school policies are “abysmal” and deserve a grade of F, according to a new report card from the National Education Association. The report – titled State Charter Laws: NEA Report Card – zeroes in on the weak regulation and lax oversight that enable for-profit organizations to open and manage charters in most states. Read ...
  • Voucher and charter schools ‘open the door for discrimination,’ report finds

    Voucher and charter schools 'open the door for discrimination,' report findsCongress, federal agencies and state legislatures should adopt laws and regulations that make it clear that private schools and charter schools receiving public tax dollars must “operate in non-discriminatory ways” and cannot exclude some populations from employment and enrollment, according recommendations of a new policy brief. The brief – “How School Privatization Opens the Door for ...
  • Voucher program enrollment up 8.7 percent, cost soars to $302 million

    Voucher program enrollment up 8.7 percent, cost soars to $302 millionEnrollment in Wisconsin’s three taxpayer-funded private school voucher programs rose 8.7 percent this year, while the cost soared 12.3 percent to $302 million, according to a report released Tuesday by the Department of Public Instruction. Across the three programs (Milwaukee, Racine and statewide), 39,381 students received a voucher to attend one of the 279 participating ...


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