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:

  • Film about impact of school privatization scheduled for three screenings in November

    Backpack Full of Cash – a documentary film about the impact of school privatization on our nation’s most vulnerable kids – will be shown three times in Wisconsin in November. The feature-length film,  narrated by actor Matt Damon, will be shown November 2 in Janesville (hosted by WEAC Region 6), November 9 in Monroe (hosted by WEAC Region ...
  • Review exposes faults in Walton family study calling for more private charters

    A new analysis strikes down a Walton Family Foundation report that supports expanded public funding of private charter schools. The National Education Policy Center says the Walton study is flawed and based on biased data. In fact, privately run charter schools in most cases fall behind public schools when it comes to student performance despite ...
  • Expansion of unproven, unaccountable private school vouchers harms public schools and raises taxes, analysis finds

    School voucher programs – including the Wisconsin Parental Choice Program (WPCP) – divert much-needed funding away from public schools when they are expanded, according to a new policy memo by the National Education Policy Center (NEPC) with funding from the Great Lakes Center for Education Research and Practice. In response to the report, WEAC President ...
  • Governor signs state budget, vetoes provision designed to help low-spending districts

    The governor Thursday signed the state budget into law, after using his veto power on several provisions. The budget is a mixed bag for public schools. It represents a 6 percent increase in state funding for K-12 schools – the first public school increase in six years. But it continues the state’s practice of siphoning funds from public ...
  • State budget sent to governor is a mixed bag; WEAC advocates for several vetoes

    With the governor likely to act soon on a state budget that includes a funding increase at long last for public schools, WEAC members are pleased elected officials have responded to the public’s call to increase funding for public schools. And while educators are welcoming the positive aspects of the budget document, they are also ...

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