“A closer look at the data shows many of the students receiving vouchers aren’t changing from a public to a private school, they were already attending private school.” [Daily Cardinal]
A closer look reveals that most of the private-school students who make up that 81% were already in the voucher program last year. [Urban Milwaukee]
Over 81 Percent of Students Snagging Taxpayer-Funded Private School Vouchers in Statewide Program This School Year Attended A Private School Last Year
Nearly 82 percent of students in the statewide expansion of the program in the 2019-20 school year attended a private school in the previous school year.
The more college debt that students incur, the less likely they are to choose to work in a lower-wage profession such as teaching.
Wisconsin schools are seeing the fallout from the teacher exodus and shortage of college students pursuing a career in education.
Wisconsin public schools are more challenged than ever to have ... good teachers in every classroom. [Capital Times]
The back to school assignment for the state Legislature as they return for their fall session is to work to stem the teacher shortage. [Superior Telegram]
Analiese Eicher argued that Evers, by seeking $1.4 billion ask for public education, forced Republicans to offer more. [Wisconsin State Journal]
Key findings include a majority of voters trust Gov. Evers and Democrats versus Republicans on education issues.
Republicans are suggesting less additional funding for K-12 schools, as part of their discussion on Governor Tony Evers' Budget [WMTV-TV]
Republicans are showing anything but appreciation as they seek to strip an important provision from Gov. Tony Evers’ budget.
One Wisconsin Now said WILL isn't an organization producing unbiased information because they're ... a lobbying organization. [Capital Times]
Robin Vos’ scheme to protect a tax loophole that unfairly benefits the wealthiest could result in cuts to public school funding
With state campaign finance reports in, school privatization backers have larded campaign accounts with $7.5 million in campaign contributions since 2008.
Analiese Eicher, program director at the liberal advocacy group One Wisconsin Now, said Delavan-Darien is an easy target for Democrats running for governor. Aside from being Walker’s home district, Eicher said Delavan-Darien is the most recent district in the state suffering from cuts. … “It is a primary example, especially given how Walker likes to […] [Janesville Gazette]
Walker’s campaign has booked $2.3 million in television ads across the state between May and mid-August, according to research by liberal group One Wisconsin Now. [Associated Press]
The worst governor for public education in state history, Scott Walker, is hosting the worst Secretary of the Dept. of Education in U.S. history, Betsy DeVos.
Eliminating the independent State Treasurer wouldn’t just mean Wisconsin would lose its fiscal watchdog, it will also have unintended consequences.
One Wisconsin Institute compiled a list of the organizations that have been funded by the far-right Bradley Foundation of Milwaukee. [Diane Ravitch]
Tony Evers won overwhelmingly against an opponent whose campaign centered on sending more of our tax dollars to private voucher schools.
Despicable Duey: Legislator Exploiting Loopholes to Cut His Own Taxes Wants To Hike Property Taxes on People Voting to Support Their Public Schools
State Sen. Duey Stroebel is pushing a property tax increase on communities that approve referenda to support their local public schools.
Emails released to reporters and liberal advocacy group One Wisconsin Now earlier this month showed Holtz used his Whitnall School District email account to discuss campaign strategy with his wife during the school day. Whitnall serves Hales Corners and a portion of Greenfield. [Wisconsin State Journal]
The group One Wisconsin Now had found an email Holtz sent during work hours through these open records request... [USA Today Network]
In February, the offices of the Milwaukee and Rock County district attorneys were contacted by liberal advocacy group One Wisconsin Now, which requested the attorneys review whether Holtz campaigned on district time…Brunette said “it is very clear” Holtz “did enormous amounts of campaign work on district time” based on emails released to reporters and One […] [Wisconsin State Journal]
Lowell Holtz, who calls himself the “kidservative,” has promised to embrace local control, improve student performance, and attract and retain high-quality teachers. He was embroiled in a bit of controversy in February when John Humphries, who lost the primary election, said Holtz had suggested one of them end their campaign in exchange for a position […] [Amery Free Press]
Evers and the liberal group One Wisconsin Now have hammered Holtz over a proposal he floated to then-candidate John Humphries in the run-up to the February primary. [Milwaukee Journal Sentinel]
As reported in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Wisconsin public schools are now feeling financial pressure as the voucher program drains resources from them
The school privatization industry has given millions of dollars to Scott Walker’s political campaigns and he’s returning the favor.
We ought to be able to agree that investment in our children’s education is of critical importance locally, as a state and as a nation. [Capital Times]
Lowell Holtz Expected ‘Outside Groups’ to Handle Fundraising and Organizing for His Campaign for Superintendent of Public Instruction
Claiming someone else is doing the work for him is apparently not limited to the election bribe caper, according to records obtained by One Wisconsin Now.
The message from voters tonight is that they support our public schools and want someone with integrity to lead the Department of Public Instruction.
State Superintendent of Public Instruction Lowell Holtz attempted to absolve himself of responsibility for a bungled and possibly illegal election bribe.
One Wisconsin Now released the following statements on the latest revelations about the sleazy deal between the two school privatization supporters.
Mere days after his transparent political pander, pro-voucher money is on the move and $10,000 of it finds its way into John Humphries’ campaign coffers.
John Humphries, candidate for Superintendent of Public Instruction, is at it again, this time taking all sides of the issue of public school funding.
The group has spent at least $4.5 million on campaigns in Wisconsin to elect Republicans... according to the liberal advocacy group One Wisconsin Now. [Associated Press]
Betsy DeVos Confirmation Vote: Wealth, Privilege and Political Calculation Trump Best Interests of Children
The manifestly unqualified private school voucher advocate billionaire Betsy DeVos is confirmed as Secretary of Education.
We might not know where John Humphries stands on the issue of academic standards, but what we do know is political flip flops aren’t going to help students.
When these three continue to stand by Betsy DeVos it’s clear they’re most interested in the impact she can have on their campaign war chests.
Lowell Holtz Going Flip for Flop With John Humphries in Race for State Superintendent of Public Instruction
With his dizzying about face on Common Core, Lowell Holtz has shown he’s ready to go flip for flop with John Humphries.
If It’s a Day That Ends in ‘Y’ John Humphries Has a Scheme to Take Public School Funding and Give it to Private Voucher Schools
It’s no surprise today we see another version of the same old plan to take more of our public tax dollars and send them to less accountable private schools.
Why Would Gov. Scott Walker’s Campaign Chair Host Fundraiser for Walker Recall Petition Signer John Humphries? Follow the Money.
John Humphries pledged his loyalty to Michael Grebe’s agenda to take money from public schools and give it to private voucher schools in exchange for support.
Support for Betsy DeVos as Federal Education Secretary Another Lesson About John Humphries’ Priorities
We’re Learning the Only Thing You Can Trust is That Humphries Will Put His Political Ambition Before Best Interests of Wisconsin Schools and Kids
AFC has spent at least $4.5 million on campaigns to elect Republicans and other candidates who are proponents of school choice, according to One Wisconsin Now. [Milwaukee Journal Sentinel]
[Scot Ross] said Humphries' decision to resign during the campaign "is putting his political ambitions before kids." [Associated Press]
"John Humphries is putting his political ambitions before kids," Executive Director Scot Ross said in an email to the Journal Sentinel. [Milwaukee Journal Sentinel]
The race to appease the big spending private school voucher industry is on between candidates John Humphries and Lowell Holtz
Jenni Dye of One Wisconsin Now, which has studied the influence of pro-voucher groups on Wisconsin politics, said she expects heavy spending to defeat Evers. [Wisconsin State Journal]
John Humphries has wasted no time in pledging his allegiance to the private school voucher cartel. He’s interested in the campaign cash of special interests.
Betsy DeVos has been a driving force for privatization of our schools. She’s used her family’s wealth to reward politicians who support her agenda.