“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.
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.
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.
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]
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.
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]
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.
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]
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.
“Betsy DeVos has been a driving force for the privatization of our public schools,” said Scot Ross, executive director of the liberal group One Wisconsin Now. [Associated Press]
AFC spent almost $5 million on Wisconsin elections alone since 2010, according to liberal advocacy group One Wisconsin Now, which railed against DeVos. [Milwaukee Journal Sentinel]
While Jim Walton almost certainly never met Dan Feyen, it seems he’s acquainted with his willingness to sell out public schools to help private voucher schools.
Private School Voucher Special Interest Group Tops $1 Million in Campaign Spending to Elect Compliant Legislators
American Federation For Children Spends Big to Try to Elect Legislators Who’ll Keep Public Tax Dollars Flowing to Less Accountable Private Schools
Unaccountable Private School Voucher Backers Up the Ante With Six Figure TV Ad Buy to Boost Rep. Todd Novak in 51st Assembly District Race
American Federation for Children will spend whatever it takes to try to keep legislators in office who’ll keep tax dollars flowing to private voucher schools.
Scot Ross [said] Republican lawmakers “are willing to sell out our public schools” in exchange for campaign donations from pro-voucher supporters. [Wisconsin State Journal]
New Private School Voucher Scheme Surfaces as Pro-Voucher Front Group Spending to Elect Republican Legislators Tops $500,000
A media report details a new scheme to divert public education funding and state tax dollars to unaccountable private voucher schools.
Private Voucher School Front Group Reports Spending $500,000 in September Alone to Buy Pro-Voucher Legislature
The front group for special interests seeking to divert state money to private voucher schools hit the air in its latest attempt to elect legislative allies.
Sen. Tom Tiffany Gets His Payoff for Voting to Send Northwoods Tax Dollars to Private Voucher Schools
Special Interest Private School Voucher Group American Federation For Children to Drop $230,000 On TV Ads Backing Their Man, Tom Tiffany
"He certainly checks Bradley's biggest boxes," said Scot Ross, head of the liberal group One Wisconsin Now, which closely tracks the foundation. [Milwaukee Journal Sentinel]
Gov. Walker is denying legal counsel to a state agency because the lawsuit was brought by his campaign chair’s legal fund.
More private schools are seeking to cash in with public tax dollars during the 2016-17 school year through the unaccountable school voucher program.
A major new report from One Wisconsin Institute finds that the Bradley Foundation spent more than $108 million to privatize public schools in Wisconsin. [Diane Ravitch]
Updated research exposing the right-wing Bradley Foundation’s spending over $108 million in support of education privatization from provides some answers.
State Senator Chris Kapenga Endorses Barring A Muslim From Being Elected President While Using Tax Dollars to Support Islamic Religious Schools
In Kapenga’s mind it’s fine to spend tax dollars for kids to get an Islamic religious education while telling them they shouldn't be allowed to be President.
Unaccountable Private School Voucher Program a Billion Dollar Boondoggle Under Gov. Walker and Republican Legislature
A new analysis finds that under Gov. Scott Walker and the Republican-controlled legislature, taxpayers will have to foot a $1.18 billion plus tab for the private school voucher program by the end of the 2016-17 fiscal year.
Liberal advocacy group One Wisconsin Now, which opposes school vouchers, described the makeup of the task force as being “packed” with voucher supporters, executive director Scot Ross said in a statement. The group pointed to $20,000 in campaign contributions that went to the GOP members of the committee from pro-voucher groups. [Wisconsin State Journal]
Gov. Scott Walker’s education policies would earn him an F grade from anyone concerned with quality public education. In his first budget, Walker enacted the largest per student K-12 education cuts in the nation.
A newly created “task force on urban education” features members who have benefitted from campaign contributions and heavy spending by pro-private school voucher special interests.
Will Assembly GOP Allow Raid on Public Education to Benefit Unaccountable Private School Voucher Program?
Will the State Assembly give approval to a scheme to raid funds directly from K-12 public schools to fund an unlimited and unaccountable private school voucher program in the state budget?
GOP-Led State Senate Set to Launch Massive Raid on K-12 Public School Funding to Support Unaccountable Private Voucher Schools
The private school voucher industry has poured millions of dollars into buying a friendly legislature that won’t demand accountability from the voucher program.
Add U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson to the list of politicians seeking to feed at the education privatization cartel’s trough.
From educating our children to incarcerating criminals and everything in between Scott Walker is willing to outsource public functions to private contractors.
Gov. Scott Walker’s education policies would earn him an F grade from anyone concerned with quality public education
Will College Dropout Gov. Scott Walker Sign Budget Measure to Allow High School Dropouts to Teach in Wisconsin?
An amendment to the 2015 state budget adopted by the Republican controlled Joint Committee on Finance in the middle of the night would eliminate almost all standards for teachers.
It’s pretty clear what’s happening here. The voucher industry has spent lavishly to install compliant politicians in positions of power. And they’re paying their back their political cronies.
A new Republican scheme to funnel money to the unaccountable private school voucher program appears to be taking shape, and it looks a lot like money laundering.