This from the May 28-June 3 2015 edition of the Isthmus newspaper:
“Members of the state Legislature’s budget-writing Joint Finance Committee recently voted to restore the $127 million proposed in Gov. Scott Walker’s budget for K-12 education and add an additional $100 in funding per student for the following year.
But while this provides much-needed funding for cash-strapped public school districts, the committee also voted to expand the state’s private school voucher program and lift the 1,000-student enrollment cap – a move that is expected to cost public schools $48 million over the next two years,” [and estimated $600 to $800 million over ten years] “according to a Legislative Fiscal Bureau memo.
“It’s an illusory increased under the guise of pretending to give more money to public schools,” says Heather DuBois Bourenane, coordinator of the Wisconsin Public Education Network and a sometime Isthmus contributor. “They’ve created a money laundering system that siphons [tax dollars from public schools] directly into private school vouchers.”
Did WI republicans really vote to put their own children at a disadvantage compared with the rest of the world?!
In other news, a photo selfie featuring a smiling Gov. Scott Walker together side-by-side with smiling confessed child molester Josh Duggar is currently in circulation.