Taking Liberties :: The End of Public Education :: Shepherd Express: Milwaukee’s best guide to events, music, news and dining

27 Feb

Republican Gov. Scott Walker no longer even pretends to support public education. His budget is now an open assault on public schools, which educate most Wisconsin children.

This isn’t really new, but in the past Walker and other opponents of public schools at least felt it necessary to try to cover up their attacks on public education with some pretty preposterous lies.

The reason they were slashing funding for public schools, they said, was to make those schools better.

By taking money away from public schools and sending it to private voucher schools, they were forcing public schools to improve in order to compete with the voucher system.

It’s like the old joke: The floggings will continue until morale improves. The more the state gutted public school budgets, the better education those schools would provide. More…

via Taking Liberties :: The End of Public Education :: Shepherd Express: Milwaukee’s best guide to events, music, news and dining.

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