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.

WEAC Research Briefs:

Recent articles about private school vouchers and charters:

  • Legislative Update – April 28

    The Assembly on Tuesday has several items on the docket, including a broadband expansion bill, as well as legislation that would give lawmakers direct oversight on how the state plans to comply with the federal Every Student Succeeds Act. And the Joint Finance Committee is preparing to begin votes on Monday. Other topics covered in ...
  • Legislative Update – April 24

    Bill increases state aid for special education and school age parents programs to no less than 33 percent of the school district’s costs … Bill would raise early retirement age from 50 to 52 for protective services employees and from 55 to 60 for general employees, and change the calculation for a participant’s final average ...
  • Teacher asks legislators to put voucher program to a statewide vote

    La Crosse teacher John Havlicek asked legislators Wednesday to put the private school voucher program to a statewide vote. In testimony before the budget-writing Joint Finance Committee at a hearing in Ellsworth, Havlicek also submitted the written testimony of nearly 100 people – mostly educators – supporting public education over vouchers. Read More...
  • Educators, parents ask legislators to prioritize public schools over vouchers in state budget

    Educators and parents are asking members of the Legislature’s Joint Finance Committee to provide more funding for public schools that educate all children and pull back funding for private voucher schools. “To me it seems our current situation will only get worse as more money is allocated for vouchers and less for public schools,” wrote ...
  • Private charter schools contribute to segregation, researchers find

    An American Enterprise Institute report advancing privately run charter schools is flawed and actually demonstrates that private charter schools may be destructive of the common good by contributing to segregation, a new report shows. Read More...


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