February 18, 2013
Unaccountable Voucher Schools Sap Strength of Wisconsin Public Education
Following is the statement of Democratic Party of Wisconsin Chair Mike Tate in response to Scott Walker's decision to expand funding for private voucher schools.
"By taking money from Wisconsin's 424 school districts to give to unaccountable voucher schools in nine communities, Scott Walker is further sapping the strength and competitiveness of Wisconsin public education. The move follows his $1.6 billion cut to public education and massive cuts to vocational technical training.
"Scott Walker's values are on full display here as he takes money from public education and lines the pockets of voucher school donors who have so polluted Wisconsin's democratic process with their campaign cash."