Monday, May 23, 2011

The Facts Don’t Lie: Expanding the Voucher System is Wrong for Wisconsin

Choice schools don't produce benefits?

Just as suggested by the Wisconsin Policy Research Institute -- in 2007.

Let's see, costs the taxpayers MORE and creates less for the general population. Wow, you'd think voucher schools were created by conservatives!

No, not kidding. Here's entire press release. Do check the DPI report itself.



Wisconsin Education Association Council: The Facts Don’t Lie: Expanding the Voucher System is Wrong for Wisconsin

The Facts Don’t Lie: Expanding the Voucher System is Wrong for Wisconsin

Posted: 5/23/2011 8:19:00 PM

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

May 23, 2011
Contact: Christina Brey, 608.298.2519

The Facts Don’t Lie: Expanding the Voucher System is Wrong for Wisconsin

The Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction released a report today that sheds light on the nonsense being bantered back and forth by Governor Scott Walker and his legislative extremists about expanding the private school voucher program.

Mary Bell, a teacher and the president of the Wisconsin Education Association Council (WEAC) issued the following statement:

“The facts provide clear, non-partisan evidence that the expansion of private school vouchers in Wisconsin is wrong. It’s absurd to ask taxpayers to fund a new government subsidy for private schools at the same time nearly $1 billion is cut from public schools.

“Plans to expand vouchers into other cities will come at the expense of taxpayers and public schools students across the state. Vouchers divert funds from public schools, lack accountability and don’t meet the needs of special needs students.

“These are tough economic times, and to weather the storm there must be shared sacrifices. What’s happening here is that unprecedented cuts are being made to public schools – at the same time new taxpayer dollars are being poured into private schools. This is absurd – and is clearly another politically motivated action of Governor Walker to benefit the wealthy at the expense of ordinary citizens across the state. It’s unfortunate to see this governor divide the people of this state and erode the traditions Wisconsinites have worked hard to establish.

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