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:

  • Eskelsen García helps U.S. Rep. Mark Pocan launch Public Education Caucus

    eskelsen_garcia_pocan_120pxNEA President Lily Eskelsen García joined U.S. Rep. Mark Pocan and other public education supporters Tuesday to announce the launch of a Congressional Public Education Caucus to support the goals of public education under Donald Trump’s presidency and to oppose the confirmation of Betsy DeVos as Education Secretary. “Making large political contributions to Donald Trump ...
  • We must be committed to the success of EVERY student, WEAC President Martin says

    Martin_120px“The continued success of Wisconsin neighborhood public schools is a tribute to the educators and parents who have gone above and beyond while the governor and Legislature have undercut our students,” WEAC President Ron Martin said Tuesday in response to the governor’s State of the State Address. “As teachers, we are committed to the success ...
  • Walker says increasing K-12 education funding is his ‘top priority’ in 2017

    Capitol_120pxIn year-end interviews with the media, Governor Walker said he will propose a “sizable increase” in K-12 education funding in his 2017-19 state budget that will be presented to the Legislature in February. The Wisconsin State Journal says Walker declared that increasing K-12 education funding is his “top priority” in the budget. Also, the Wheeler ...
  • Charter school growth has increased inequity in education, study finds

    eip_charter_school_quote_120pxA new Education Policy Institute report by Rutgers University professor Bruce Baker, finds that many public school districts have lost enrollment and revenue due to charter school expansion, which has increased inequities in the educational experiences for students. “The expansion of charter schools is exacerbating inequities among children, who are increasingly segregated by economic status, ...
  • ‘Public schools are our hope for democracy’

    diversity_young_people_120px“Our nation’s economic prosperity and democracy depend on strong public schools,” says Appleton resident Carol Lenz, a member of Fox Cities Advocates for Public Education. In a letter published by USA Today Network-Wisconsin and the Appleton Post-Crescent, Lenz says the movement toward privatization “undermines democratically-elected school boards. It curtails local control and public oversight of ...


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