I know. Ironic.
This is what "conservative" has come to mean -- get the tax payer to support his private interests at the expense of any public responsibilities.
He likes Mr. Walker.
Virtual-School Group Rewards Scott Walker | The Progressive
The news about Scott Walker’s education initiatives isn’t good this week. On Tuesday, the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction came out with a damning report on achievement test scores of kids in private “choice” schools.In Racine and Milwaukee, kids attending private schools on the taxpayer’s dime through voucher programs are performing significantly worse in the Wisconsin Student Assessment System. In Racine, choice school students scored nearly fifteen points below their public school counterparts in reading, and ten points below in math.Meanwhile, the Wisconsin Association of School District Administrators has posted results of its survey detailing the effects of Walker’s 2011-2013 budget, which cuts $1.6 billion over the biennium. From loss of essential learning and support programs to massive teacher losses and increased class sizes, things are looking grim for Wisconsin’s public school kids and the k-12 schools they attend.All this bad news seemed lost on the Wisconsin Coalition of Virtual School Families, which bestowed the “Rock Star for Education Reform” award on Governor Walker at a private ceremony in the Concourse Hotel Wednesday. The group of approximately 30 adults and 100 children who “attend” online schools gathered for a lobbying day in Madison.