American Federation for Children Tag Archive


  • Private School Voucher Backers Top $7.5 Million in Donations to Wisconsin Politicians

    With state campaign finance reports in, school privatization backers have larded campaign accounts with $7.5 million in campaign contributions since 2008.

    One Wisconsin Now, 08/10/2018
  • Wisconsin State Superintendent Has Questions About DeVos

    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, 02/07/2017
  • Scott Walker Endorses Political Benefactor Betsy DeVos

    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, 01/17/2017
  • 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

    One Wisconsin Now, 11/01/2016
  • 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.

    One Wisconsin Now, 10/28/2016
  • 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.

    One Wisconsin Now, 10/06/2016
  • 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.

    One Wisconsin Now, 09/30/2016
  • Assembly Speaker Packs New Education Task Force With School Privatization Lackeys

    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.

    One Wisconsin Now, 08/05/2015
  • 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.

    One Wisconsin Now, 07/07/2015
  • Scott Walker to Unaccountable Private Voucher Schools: ‘Let the Good Times Roll’

    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.

    One Wisconsin Now, 05/18/2015
  • State Senate Republicans Make a Bad Idea Even Worse

    The efforts of both Assembly and Senate Republicans fall woefully short of protecting our children and tax dollars, instead putting ideology and political payback before helping our schools be the best that they can be.

    Scot Ross, 01/23/2015
  • Testimony in Opposition to 2015 Assembly Bill 1

    One Wisconsin Now Executive Director Scot Ross submitted the following testimony to members of Assembly Education Committee, in opposition to Assembly Bill 1.

    Scot Ross, 01/14/2015
  • GOP Legislature Starts 2015 Payoff to School Privatization Industry

    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.

    One Wisconsin Now, 01/07/2015
  • 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.

    One Wisconsin Now, 10/14/2014
  • One Wisconsin Now Does the Leg Work – AB 748 Written by Voucher Lobby

    Remember when news broke that AB 748, a bill dealing with voucher schools accreditation standards, was being put on the lightning fast track of having a public hearing a day after being...

    Wisconsin Soapbox, 02/15/2014
  • Special Interest Shenanigans in 21st Assembly District

    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.

    One Wisconsin Now, 11/15/2013
  • GOP Fatcats Pick A Side in State Assembly Race

    Paid private school voucher advocate Jessie Rodriguez is the beneficiary of a windfall of over $45,600 in spending by a special interest group.

    One Wisconsin Now, 10/21/2013
  • AFL-CIO Joins Effort to Fix Trillion-Dollar Student Loan Debt Crisis

    The campaign against the trillion-dollar student loan debt crisis and the effort to raise awareness about the devastating effects of it on students, workers and the economy has gained a prominent new advocate.

    One Wisconsin Now, 09/11/2013
  • One Wisconsin Now’s Trillion-Dollar Student Loan Debt Crisis Campaign Gets Boost With Pledge of AFSCME Council 40 Support

    One Wisconsin Now's campaign against the trillion-dollar student loan debt crisis and raising awareness about the devastating effects of it on Wisconsin's students, workers and economy has received a big endorsement.

    One Wisconsin Now, 05/16/2013
  • 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...

    One Wisconsin Now, 05/16/2013
  • Sen. Rick Gudex Pledges Budget Vote to Education Privatization Cartel

    Gudex took an extraordinary vow, promising to vote against the entire state budget unless it contained a statewide expansion of the unaccountable private school voucher program.

    One Wisconsin Now, 05/02/2013
  • Gudex Scrubs Campaign Website

    State Senate candidate Rick Gudex has re-written a key section of the “policy” page on his campaign’s website, raising questions about what he’s trying to hide from the public.

    One Wisconsin Now, 10/02/2012
  • Gudex’s Special Interest Supporters Agenda Could Harm Children With Disabilities, Increase Local Property Taxes

    MADISON, Wis. — The special interest group that has to date spent over $114,000 on television ads in support of State Senate candidate Rick Gudex lobbied in favor of bills that would...

    One Wisconsin Now, 09/20/2012
  • Support for Private School Vouchers in Milwaukee, Cuts to K-12 Public Schools Pays Off for Gudex’s Campaign

    MADISON, Wis. — Spending more state taxpayer dollars on private school vouchers in Milwaukee while hitting K-12 public schools with record budget cuts isn’t paying off for public school children. But, according...

    One Wisconsin Now, 09/12/2012
  • Anti-public School Props Pays Off for Gudex Campaign

    Spending more state taxpayer dollars on private school vouchers in Milwaukee while hitting K-12 public schools with record budget cuts isn’t paying off for public school children. But, according to One Wisconsin...

    Cody Oliphant, 09/12/2012
  • Darling Delivers for Out-of-State Billionaires

    In June, as Darling was promoting Walker’s budget and new school privatization measures, watchdog groups filed an open records request seeking her office’s correspondence relating to the effort. For two months, Darling...

    Capital Times, 08/06/2011
  • Disability Rights Advocates Said Darling Bill Will Bring ‘Harm to Children With Disabilities’

    MADISON, Wis. — One Wisconsin Now released the following statements in response to irresponsible claims made by the Republican Party of Wisconsin about Sen. Alberta Darling’s harmful Assembly Bill 110. The bill...

    One Wisconsin Now, 08/03/2011
  • Darling Releases Records; Contact With Spenders American Federation for Children

    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...

    One Wisconsin Now, 08/02/2011
  • One Wisconsin Now Files Lawsuit Against Sen. Alberta Darling for Refusing Open Records

    She has repeatedly ignored a reasonable open records request and we have been forced to file this lawsuit because Sen. Alberta Darling thinks the laws of Wisconsin do not apply to her.

    One Wisconsin Now, 08/01/2011
  • Luther Olsen-supporting Private School Pushers Caught “copying”

    The American Federation for Children is a private school-pushing group led by ethically-questionable former GOP speaker Scott Jensen. Naturally, the group is supporting public school-attacking, ethically-challenged state senator Luther Olsen. In a new political ad, the...

    Cody Oliphant, 07/31/2011
  • Assembly GOP Drops Green Bay Private School Scheme After One Wisconsin Now Open Records Request

    MADISON, Wis. — Assembly Republicans have backed down from a controversial plan to siphon millions per biennium from Green Bay public schools to support private schools, just days after One Wisconsin Now...

    One Wisconsin Now, 06/14/2011