Walker Acknowledges His ‘reforms’ Have Hurt Schools

Gov. Scott Walker would like to think his agenda has been good for Wisc. schools. But as the Capital Times points out today, he is actually acknowledging his reforms are not working.

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Gov. Scott Walker would like to think that his agenda has been good for Wisconsin schools. He issued a release on Monday claiming just that. But as the Capital Times points out today, he is actually — and perhaps unknowingly — acknowledging that his reforms are not working for schools.

Among the effects of Walker’s attack on Wisconsin schools, as pointed out by the CT:

One in four school districts (25 percent) that responded to the survey had been forced to increase class sizes for kindergartners and children in first, second and third grade.

One in three districts (33 percent) had been forced to increase the class sizes for children in fourth through sixth grade.

More than a quarter (26 percent) of school districts have cut special education staff, meaning that children with disabilities will have fewer aides and that teachers will have a harder time balancing the demands and needs of all children in their classrooms.

[Capital Times]

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