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:

  • Committee OKs voucher measure that will cost public schools $14.2 million

    the blank red glossy rectangular button / the red rectangle button / the buttonThe Assembly Education Committee Wednesday adopted a voucher school measure that will cost public schools an additional $14.2 million in the first year. Under the amendment, districts with resident students in the statewide or Racine voucher programs will lose revenue limit authority and will likely have to pay for voucher students by reducing educational opportunities ...
  • Private schools line up for public cash through unaccountable school voucher program

    NoSchoolVouchers_120px“The appalling attacks on public education by Governor Walker and his Republican cohorts in the Legislature roll on,” said One Wisconsin Now Executive Director Scot Ross. “In the next school year even more private and religious schools are coming with hands out to take funding directly away from our local K-12 public schools.” Read More...
  • Plan to pull $22 million from public schools sidetracked but may return

    the blank red glossy rectangular button / the red rectangle button / the buttonA move is afoot to defund public schools to the amount of $22 million. The measure would change the school funding formula to strip away $22 million in revenue limit authority for those school districts with voucher students. It was pulled out of a bill Thursday but is likely to be resurrected. Read More...
  • 135 private schools register for taxpayer-funded vouchers

    american dollars in the handsOne-hundred-thirty-five private nonsectarian and religious schools and school systems registered with the Department of Public Instruction by the January 10 deadline to accept students for the 2016-17 school year through the Wisconsin Parental Choice Program (WPCP). Twenty-three schools that previously participated in either the Milwaukee or Racine Parental Choice programs or both are registering to ...
  • Green Bay public schools send $1 million to private voucher schools against taxpayer wishes

    StealMoneyFromPublicSchools_120px“2015 was a tough year for public education in Green Bay,” citizen Kathryn Carley writes in a letter to the editor of the Green Bay Press Gazette. “More than $1 million was siphoned from the Green Bay School District to pay for state lawmakers’ expansion of the private school voucher program.” Read More...

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