Earlier today Republican Gov. Scott Walker paid a visit to Washington D.C., where he delivered the keynote address to the second annual policy summit for the American Federation for Children, a nonprofit that pushes for private school vouchers and charter schools. In his remarks, Walker talked about expanding his proposal to privatize public education by encouraging parents to take vouchers and send their children to private schools instead of sending their children to public schools.
Gov. Walker was met at the site of the American Federation for Children’s policy summit by at least 100 protesters, complete with signs and bull horns. Among the protesters were teachers, union folks, and a smattering of folks from Code Pink, in addition to some folks who just wanted to voice their disapproval of Gov. Walker and voucher programs. I’m told counter protesters who support the voucher program did show up as well, but their soft chants of “let parents decide” were drowned out by those there to voice their disapproval of Gov. Walker and vouchers.
Here’s a few photos of the protest:
You can see more pictures of the protests earlier today in Washington D.C. HERE.
If you’d like to show your support for public school teachers and the public education system, America Votes has set up an online petition where you can express your support.
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