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:

  • NEA applauds MTEA for fighting for Milwaukee public schools and kids

    notakeover3_120pxIn its latest newsletter, the NEA Center for Organizing applauds members and leaders of the Milwaukee Teachers’ Education Association for the work they have done to improve students’ test scores and divert efforts by Republican legislators and private interests to take over schools. “If we don’t resist, we won’t win,” the newsletter states. “Milwaukee has ...
  • Convicted criminal running Milwaukee voucher school: Fox6 Investigators

    hickman_academy_120pxFox6 Investigators reported last week that Jeff Montgomery, who has been a vice principal at the publicly funded Hickman Academy private voucher school in Milwaukee since January 2016, was convicted of embezzlement in 2005 and is currently under investigation by the Milwaukee Police Department for allegedly writing bad checks. The Fox6 report continues: “Montgomery ...
  • Pro-voucher lobbying group spends over $1 million on Wisconsin legislative races

    FallingMoneyAtCapitol_120px“The private school voucher cartel’s front group, the American Federation for Children, is back and looking to do business in Wisconsin,” said One Wisconsin Now Executive Director Scot Ross. “Fueled by huge contributions from out-of-state billionaires and the big business lobby, AFC is looking to elect legislators who’ll keep our tax dollars flowing to their ...
  • NAACP calls for moratorium on charter expansion

    naacp_brock_quote_120pxThe NAACP, the nation’s oldest and largest nonpartisan civil rights organization, has adopted a resolution calling for a moratorium on the expansion of charter schools until concerns identified in its resolution are addressed. The moratorium call extends to “at least such time as: (1) charter schools are subject to the same transparency and accountability standards ...
  • Rep. Pocan calls private school voucher system a ‘wasteful, failing experiment’

    Rep. Mark Pocan“It is unconscionable for taxpayers to continue funding two duplicative education systems, particularly when the one can cherry-pick students and ignore educational standards and dodge showing proof they are working,” Pocan writes in the Progressive Magazine. “We need to have the federal Department of Education clarify the necessary steps to ensure proper oversight of this ...

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