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:

  • Evers says Act 10 ‘turned off a generation of people who want to become teachers’

    Evers_120pxThe 2011 state law known as Act 10 that stripped educators of their collective bargaining rights and reduced their voice in the classroom has “turned off a generation of people who want to become teachers,” State Superintendent Tony Evers said Monday at a pre-election forum. Evers said the law “made a hell of a big ...
  • Legislative Update – February 13

    State_Budget_No_Text_120pxGovernor Walker has released details of his 2017-19 state budget proposal. Some key provisions include: Withholds state aid to local school districts that don’t comply with Act 10 collective bargaining requirements, including having employees pay 12 percent of health insurance costs. Eliminates the Educational Approval Board, which regulates for-profit higher education institutions. Creates permanent teaching ...
  • Public outcry denies Betsy DeVos mandate despite Senate approval of her nomination

    us_capitol_120px“We are going to watch what Betsy DeVos does. And we are going to hold her accountable for the actions and decisions she makes on behalf of the more than 50 million students in our nation’s public schools,” said NEA President Lily Eskelsen García. “America is speaking out. Betsy DeVos needs to listen. The hundreds ...
  • 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 ...

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