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:

  • Taxpayers have lost $216 million to charter waste, fraud, and abuse, report says

    BurningMoney_120pxA new report concludes that taxpayers in 15 states have lost about $216 million to charter-school waste, fraud, abuse, and mismanagement. The report, issued this week by the Center for Popular Democracy, says that number is based on confirmed and alleged reports linked to charter schools. “Public funding for charter schools (including local, state and ...
  • Teachers react strongly to insult by Rep. Kooyenga

    Kooyenga_Baker_120pxIn a Milwaukee forum on education last week, State Rep. Dale Kooyenga insulted teachers everywhere when he suggested they don’t work long enough or hard enough. Specifically, during a discussion of challenges facing Milwaukee Public Schools, he said the solution might be to say to teachers, “Listen, we’re in a tight spot, we’re all going ...
  • Charter, alternative, virtual schools account for most low-grad-rate schools

    School dropout concept and dropping out of the education system as a yellow road traffic sign with graphic symbols of two students falling down with their books as a metaphor for quitting training and schooling.According to the report by GradNation, 52 percent of the nation’s low-graduation-rate high schools are charter, virtual and alternative high schools, all of which have grown in number since 2000. Moreover, while collectively charter, virtual and alternative schools account for 14 percent of high schools and 8 percent of students, 20 percent of high ...
  • Kids to admins: Charter schools have to go – MotherJones.com

    Ma64March_SanFran“In nearly 75 cities across the country, students, parents, and teachers marched at their public schools on Wednesday, protesting inadequate funding and charter school takeover, issues that especially impact Black and Latino students in urban areas.” Read More...
  • 5 ways the Takeover Plan undermines Milwaukee Public Schools

    StopMPSTakeover_120pxMilwaukee Public Schools Takeover Czar Demond Means has laid out plans to the MPS administration and School Board to begin the initial phases of the MPS Takeover. Means has been appointed by County Executive Chris Abele as the Commissioner in charge of the Takeover plan orchestrated by suburban Republican legislators. Here are 5 ways the ...

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