From educating our children to incarcerating criminals and everything in between Scott Walker is willing to outsource public functions to private contractors.
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.
Back home in Wisconsin it’s “let the good times roll” for the unaccountable voucher program as Republican politicians consider Walker’s scheme for further statewide expansion.
On issues like public education and the environment the foundations of Scott Walker’s agenda are not us. Instead he’s is shilling for right-wing billionaires and their foundations to advance his own political ambitions.
On its silver anniversary, the Wisconsin school privatization experiment is the gold standard for failure and lack of accountability. But that won’t stop its champions like the Bradley-funded propaganda machine.
Speaker Robin Vos is rescinding his promise Assembly Republicans would pass an accountability bill to protect taxpayers and students against poorly-performing privatized schools.
The conservative, pro-corporate Wisconsin Taxpayers Alliance has joined the fight to reduce wages for hard-working Wisconsinites by authoring "junk science" propaganda.
Did Assembly Education Committee Chair and Author of Taxpayer Funded Private School Voucher Legislation Violate Law With Latest Actions on Controversial Bill?
Did the GOP Assembly Education Committee Chair violate open government laws by engaging in discussions in the committee on school accountability legislation he authored, without public notice?
Audio surfaced from late September 2014 in which Rep. Jim Steineke told the Green Bay Chamber of Commerce that “right to work is off the table.
One Wisconsin Now Research Reveals Gov. Walker Campaign Co-Chair as Major Financier of Propaganda Campaign Paving Way for Wrong For Wisconsin Right to Work Law
Once again we see Michael Grebe and his Bradley Foundation paving the way for Gov. Walker’s right-wing, Tea Party agenda with a massive propaganda campaign.
Wisconsin legislative Republicans are promising legislation to regulate the private school voucher program that is slated to rake in over $212 million from state taxpayers in the current school year.
‘Right-to-Work’ Backer Cites Bradley Foundation-Funded Junk Science to Justify Attack on Middle Class Wages and Workplace Safety
Rep. Kapenga used statistics promoted by the Bradley-funded Mackinac Center to claim introducing the measure in Wisconsin would be good for the state economy.
Walker’s campaign is polling voters on his planned presidential run, asking favorability questions about various Republican and Democratic candidates, including fellow Republican U.S. Rep. Paul Ryan.
Gov. Scott Walker’s Campaign Co-Chair’s Fingerprints on Latest Political Hit Job to Try to Maintain Power for Gov. Walker
A review of IRS records and Bradley Foundation reports reveals they have provided significant financial support for the media outlet that first reported on the smear.
Party Line Howard Marklein Tows the Education Privatization Line for Party Bosses and Special Interests
A recent news report reveals $139 million in state tax dollars went to private schools in Milwaukee kicked out of the school voucher program, supported by Rep. Howard Marklein, for failing to meet basic standards.
While studies of the voucher program have failed to demonstrate higher achievement for students, pandering to the voucher industry has been lucrative for career politician Scott Walker’s campaign account.
As students across Wisconsin head back to school, it’s Gov. Scott Walker who needs to be educated about the impact of his wrong-headed education policies.
Supporters of private school vouchers from across the country are dropping big donations on Wisconsin politicians in recent months, including over $113,000 to Gov. Scott Walker and Lt. Governor Rebecca Kleefisch.
For the years in which Federal IRS records are available for both the Bradley Foundation and WILL, 2011 and 2012, Bradley funds accounted for over 90 percent of the total money WILL reported raising.
The right-wing legal organization that helped bring the case received financial support from the Bradley Foundation run by Scott Walker’s campaign chair .
While Walker refuses to answer if he continues to direct a scheme to avoid campaign laws, the right-wing mega-funder Bradley Foundation’s chief Michael Grebe, might have the answer.
National Coalition Seeks Solutions to $1.2 Trillion Student Loan Debt Crisis and to Restore Fairness for Borrowers
A new national coalition, Higher Ed Not Debt, is bringing advocates and borrowers together in a campaign to restore fairness to a student loan system gone horribly awry.
Records Reveal Private School Voucher Industry Lobbyist Wrote Latest Republican Bill Proposing to “Regulate” Voucher Industry
Legislation claiming to impose new accountability requirements on schools participating in the private school voucher program was written by the lobbyist for the school privatization industry.
Gov. Walker’s Administration Asks: ‘How Can We Love You More?’ Corporate Special Interest ALEC Provides Answers.
Corporate funded ALEC has vociferously promoted an agenda to boost their bottom line at the expense of the rest of us.
We know from news reports and court documents that Jessie Rodriguez's boss and the head of groups that have spent big money trying to get her elected were given special access to redistricting maps before they were made public.
Wisconsin Ensnared in $83 Million National Propaganda and Privatization Web Spun by Radical Right-Wing Funders
A new report from One Wisconsin Now exposes a web of right-wing funders advancing a radical privatization agenda through the use of Wisconsin-based front groups.
One Wisconsin Now will join public education supporters from across the state at Saturday's 'Public Education Is a Civil Right' march and rally.
Private School Voucher Scam: 75% of Applicants for Statewide Expansion of Taxpayer Funded Private School Vouchers Not Currently Attending Public Schools
Seventy-five percent of the students applying for a taxpayer funded voucher are not coming from public schools, including 67% who were already in private schools.
According to documents reviewed by One Wisconsin Now, staples of the state right wing noise machine were once again beneficiaries of the largesse of Michael Grebe in 2012.
New National Research Shows Trillion Dollar Student Loan Debt Crisis a ‘Clear and Present Danger’ for Families and American Economy
One Wisconsin Institute today unveiled new survey data showing the devastating impact of the one trillion dollars in student loan debt on the American economy.
From Ailes to Yuval: Bradley Foundation’s Latest Prize Awards Reveal Right-Wing Propaganda Campaign at Work
The Milwaukee-based Bradley Foundation annually doles out no-strings attached $250,000 “awards” to selected individuals. This year's recipients include Fox News CEO Roger Ailes.
There's no bigger funder of the right-wing noise machine and radical agenda of unaccountable education privatization than the Bradley Foundation.
DES MOINES — Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker is traveling to Iowa today to address a gathering of Republican Party activists in another of an increasing number out-of-state sojourns as he ponders a bid for national office. Also making the trip is One Wisconsin Now Executive Director Scot Ross, along with copies of the Walker “Resume […]
Sen. Rick Gudex Wants to Require More Qualifications for Some Professional Licenses, But Not the Private School Voucher Program He Has Pledged to Expand
MADISON, Wis. — New legislation being proposed by State Senator Rick Gudex would require an individual to have two years of experience as a real estate salesperson before they could become a real estate broker. Meanwhile, the unaccountable private school voucher program that Gudex is demanding be expanded statewide, does not require individuals teaching children to […]
Is Wisconsin ‘Money Badger’ Michael Grebe Paying Fox News Head Big Bucks for Fawning Media Coverage of His Favorite Wisconsin Politicians?
Fox News Chair and CEO Roger Ailes is in line for a big payday courtesy of Michael Grebe, head of the Bradley Foundation and co-chair of Gov. Scott Walker's campaign.
One Wisconsin Now Calls on Rep. Marklein, ‘CPA Caucus’ to Put Gov. Walker’s WEDC Under the Microscope
One Wisconsin Now Executive Director Scot Ross suggested Marklein and his GOP cohorts ought to start with Gov. Walker's woefully underperforming WEDC.
New research from One Wisconsin Now reveals a web of right-wing groups are part of a $31 million plus propaganda campaign pushing a massive privatization of public education in Wisconsin.
Candidate for Department of Public Instruction Superintendent Uses Campaign Cash to Pay for Tickets to Event Hosted by Proponents of Radical Privatization
MADISON, Wis. — One Wisconsin Now Executive Director Scot Ross released the following statements regarding the revelation that Superintendent of Public Instruction candidate Don Pridemore reported spending $475 on February 5th, 2013 from his campaign account for tickets to an ALEC event: “There’s great irony in Don Pridemore using campaign funds from his run for […]
An analysis of Gov. Walker's 2013-15 budget plan reveals a massive increase in the percentage of state taxpayer dollars going to the unaccountable private school voucher program.
Gov. Walker’s Nearly $68 Billion Budget Allocates $0.0 For Direct Relief From Trillion Dollar Student Loan Debt Crisis
Gov. Walker larders special interests with sweetheart deals and doles out millions in tax breaks for the wealthiest Wisconsinites.
MADISON, Wis. — One Wisconsin Now Executive Director Scot Ross released the following statements on the two-year anniversary of Scott Walker as Governor: “Scott Walker used his gubernatorial inauguration in 2011 as a shockingly unseemly fundraiser for his own campaign and the state Republican Party. His cash grabs, pursuit of partisan political power and crony […]
The ironic cavalcade of right-wing politicians rallying for unaccountable privatization in a publicly run building just upped the ante with the addition of Lt. Gov. Kleefisch to the roster of speakers.
From the location to the keynote address, irony will be on parade this weekend in Waukesha according to One Wisconsin Now Executive Director Scot Ross as a cavalcade of right-wing organizations promote unaccountable privatization.
One Wisconsin Now Calls on State Senators With Taxpayer-Funded Memberships to Dump Affiliation with Right-Wing ALEC
One Wisconsin Now sent letters today to 9 current Wisconsin State Senators asking them to revoke their membership in the right-wing American Legislative Exchange Council.
Major Corporations Cutting Ties With Right-Wing Organization, Will Wisconsin Legislators Follow Suit?
MADISON, Wis. — Titans of corporate America Coca-Cola, Pepsi, Kraft Foods and Intuit have all recently announced they are severing their ties with the right-wing American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC). ALEC was founded nearly 40 years ago to create pro-corporate legislation at the expense of the middle class. One Wisconsin Now Deputy Director Mike Browne […]
A comprehensive analysis entitled “D is for Dismantle,” authored by the non-partisan One Wisconsin Institute shows that despite claims from Gov. Scott Walker, Wisconsin schools are not failing, instead his budget cuts and disastrous education policies endanger our proud tradition of excellent schools.
MADISON, Wis. — One Wisconsin Now has settled a lawsuit filed in August in Dane County Circuit Court against state Sen. Alberta Darling (R-River Hills) over her office’s refusal to release correspondence sought under the state’s open records law detailing her office’s communications with private school advocates. The settlement requires payment of One Wisconsin Now’s […]
If Gov. Walker’s schemes were going to work, we would have seen some glimmer of hope by now as we pass nine months of this administration.
MADISON, Wis. — Public records released to One Wisconsin Now by the state office of Sen. Alberta Darling show emails with a lobbyist from the school privatization industry organization, the American Federation for Children, currently spending hundreds of thousands of dollars on her behalf in the recall election. Darling refused to release the records for […]