With state campaign finance reports in, school privatization backers have larded campaign accounts with $7.5 million in campaign contributions since 2008.
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]
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]
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
One Wisconsin Now Executive Director Scot Ross submitted the following testimony to members of Assembly Education Committee, in opposition to Assembly Bill 1.
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.
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.
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 introduced? Well, according to One Wisconsin Now they know why. It appears the American Federation for Children co-sponsored Rep. Jessie Rodriguez was more […] [Wisconsin Soapbox]
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.
Paid private school voucher advocate Jessie Rodriguez is the beneficiary of a windfall of over $45,600 in spending by a special interest group.
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’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.
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 […]
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.
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.
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 have increased local property taxes and hurt educational opportunities for children with disabilities in the 2011-12 session of the Wisconsin legislature. One Wisconsin […]
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 Now Executive Director Scot Ross, supporting these policies is paying off for Rick Gudex’s political campaign. “Rick Gudex has publicly said he supports […]
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 to One Wisconsin Now Executive Director Scot Ross, supporting these policies is paying off for Rick Gudex’s political campaign. “Rick Gudex has publicly […]
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 refused. Finally, One Wisconsin Now filed a lawsuit demanding that the senator be compelled to obey the law. Darling finally released the documents […] [Capital Times]
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 is directly modeled after legislation from the corporate American Legislative Exchange Council and supported by the American Federation for Children, which is spending […]
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 […]
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.
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 pro-private school group claims that “out-of-state” groups are attacking Olsen for his record. Interesting, because the group appears to be “copying” the same […]
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 filed a comprehensive open records request with five top legislators seeking communications between their offices and numerous representatives of the school privatization industry. […]