Monday, May 23, 2011

Public education is targeted for destruction by anti-education Governor and his owners?

From our friend Jason Penterman.
Four articles.
A no-brainer connect the dots.
Public education is targeted for destruction in WI by some wealthy, out of state, contributors to the Repubs pushing the anti-public education agenda.



A) Schools chief blasts voucher expansion in memo to legislators http://www.jsonline.com/news/education/122451333.html 
B) Chalkboard: School choice advocates spend freely on politics
correct link: http://host.madison.com/ct/news/local/education/blog/article_02ef37ca-7fff-11e0-8b50-001cc4c03286.html?mode=more
C) School choice expanding as record fine languishes http://www.timesleaderonline.com/page/content.detail/id/133747/School... 
D) Wisconsin's Walker Heads to DC to Take Lead in Fight to Privatize Education http://www.alternet.org/story/150882/wisconsin%27s_walker_heads_to_dc... 


Notes:
1) The Walker Budget Repair Bill calls for ending the (WKCE) testing
of students in the voucher/ charter program. This testing was created
by Jim Doyle to ensure charter and voucher schools were accountable
for the tax dollars they were receiving.

2) Please see this article after the Journal Sentinel article as proof
that out-of-state school choice advocates are spending tens of
thousands of dollars to divert tax dollars to private schools. If
anyone questions why WEAC and the NEA get involved with campaign
contributions and why teaching gets political, read on.

Rep. Howard Marklein, R-Spring Green received $31,500 from national
advocates for school choice and others big names (see article below).
Other Wisconsin legislators from across the state who benefited from
school choice political contributions according to Roys' figures
include: John Klenke, R-Green Bay, $63,500; Andre Jacque, R-Bellevue,
$44,200; Kathy Bernier, R-Chippewa Falls, $43,200; Tom Larson, R-
Colfax, $44,950; Erik Severson, R-Star Prairie, $44,250; Travis
Tranel, R-Cuba City, $50,000; Jeffrey Mursau, R-Crivitz, $34,000 and
Karl Van Roy, R-Green Bay, $75,750. (Chalkboard: School choice
advocates spend freely on politics)

3) If readers are Walker supporters, so be it; however, know the
American Federation for Children spent $820,000 to assist his agenda
(See final article and numbers just above).


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