Mary Burke vs. Scott Walker on school vouchers

Mary Burke vs. Scott Walker on school vouchers….discuss. As we draw closer to casting that ballot, Governor Scott Walker and gubernatorial candidate Mary Burke are speaking out on a variety of hot button issues including the state’s school voucher program.

The program offers taxpayer-funded tuition subsidies for students to attend private, mostly religious, schools.

Gov. [...]

Former Obama aides set to take on teachers unions with help from Republicans

A truly “progressive” lot, these former Obama aides are. Every day throughout the summer of 2006, seemingly without end, things just kept getting worse for Washington Republicans. Iraq was spiraling out of control, President George W. Bush was at the depth of his unpopularity. Congressional Republicans were mired in scandal. One was even caught sending [...]

Vincent Synowicz: the ALEC candidate

There should be absolutely no doubt by now that the influence of the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) in Wisconsin is strong.

As if to prove that point, last week Republican Assembly candidate Vincent Synowicz issued a press release last week promising to copy and paste a piece of ALEC-written legislation on “day one” of [...]

The wonderful world of privatized education

Several families are likely out tens of thousands of dollars as the result of a private school closure and bankruptcy filing in De Pere. I guess you get what you pay for, or maybe you don’t.

Scott Walker cuts Wisconsin Covenant college tuition program

Yeah, Gov. Scott Walker really values education, doesn’t he? While the record $1.2 trillion in student loan debt has attracted election-year calls for reform in Madison and Washington, D.C., Wisconsin is ending a program that has helped students like Toshia Spindler go to UW-La Crosse. The Covenant Scholar program that Democratic Gov. Jim Doyle and [...]

DPI Has Voucher Supporters All A Roil

At the behest of the federal Department of Justice who are investigating possible discrimination against students with disabilities, the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction requested voluntary information from Wisconsin’s voucher schools. This has voucher proponents and GOP legislators…well…seeing red!

…the DPI’s request that was sent to schools last week — prompted by complaints submitted to [...]

Pirate Party candidate Joseph Klein outlines his position on education

Last week Democrat Jonathan Brostoff, one of five candidates running in the 19th Assembly District, released a position paper outlining his position on education. On the heels of the release of Brostoff’s education position paper, Pirate Party candidate Joseph Klein has outlined his thoughts on education in Wisconsin. I am not alumnus of MPS and [...]

Jonathan Brostoff releases education position paper

Yesterday I posted an entry highlighting the education priorities of Sara Geenen, one of the four Democrats running for the State Assembly in the 19th Assembly district.

I later received an email from Democratic candidate Jonathan Brostoff, one of Geenen’s opponents, announcing the release of his position paper on how to strengthen our state’s education [...]

Sara Geenen addresses public education priorities at neighborhood forum

On June 5, the candidates for the seat in the 19th Assembly district gathered for a candidate forum, and candidate Sara Geenen highlighted her focus on ensuring that all children have access to high-quality education.

Here’s more, via press release. Sara Geenen highlighted her focus on ensuring that high-quality public education is available to all [...]

Study finds charter schools driven by financial and ideological grounds than by sound educations

Conservatives are all too fond of touting charters schools as an answer to what ails public schools, but according to a report by Gordon Lafer of the Economic Policy Institute, charter schools don’t actually provide higher quality educations to their students but do provide their operators with a financial windfall. Upon examination, it appears that [...]

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