Scott Walker and Education: "F" (9/3/10)

Sep 02, 2010

Massive Layoffs of Teachers the Centerpiece

MADISON – Using the traditional period in which embarrassing news is revealed, Scott Walker revealed what he was calling an education plan Friday afternoon, but what is actually a lackluster collection of slogans and gimmicks meant to mask his plan to throw thousands of Wisconsin teachers out of jobs to fund his $1.8 billion tax cut for the richest one percent.

Walker did not author a single piece of significant education legislation while serving in the Legislature and sat out the entire debate this legislative session over Milwaukee Public Schools, before hastily concocting a bizarre and wasteful plan to sunder it into twelve separate districts.

“Either Scott Walker plans on laying off thousands of Wisconsin school teachers or he is not being honest about how he is going to pay to give the wealthiest Wisconsinites their tax cuts,” Democratic Party of Wisconsin Chair Mike Tate said Friday. “Scott Walker’s assault on Wisconsin education gets an “F.””