As Gov. Walker ramps up his political ambitions, he continues policies that hurt public schools, increase funding to unaccountable voucher schools and attack workers rights.
This Valentine’s Day, EdVotes pays tribute to those leaders making good decisions for students and public schools. And we call out those who aren’t.
WI Gov Walker proposes massive $300 million cut to the University of Wisconsin – and a $220 million donation of public funds to the Milwaukee Bucks to build a new NBA arena.
“This legislature can’t punish and starve our students of the resources they need to learn and then declare our students to be failures.”
Education activists need to be ready to spot red flags that spell trouble for public education
Expanding vouchers to unaccountable private schools. Stripping teachers of their right to due process. Converting neighborhood public schools into privately run charter schools. Proceeding with tax cuts for the wealthy while starving public schools.
Another voucher school in Milwaukee closes as 200 high school students need to find a new school before the end of winter break.
Wisconsin-based magazine urges pro-public education activists to rally against public school privatization.
“I would argue it’s a bit of a stretch to say that because a kid doesn’t do well enough on a standardized test that our nation is in fact at risk,” says Havlicek.
For students, educators and millions of families who rely on public schools, some important election night victories came a little further down the ballot.