Sunday, February 17, 2013

Scott Walker: Transforming Education

By Jeff Simpson Scott Walker released his plans for education funding a couple days before his state of the state address, in which he titled his press release "Transforming Education: Focus on Performance". Part of his new ducation budget includes $129 million more for education over the next two years:

K-12 School Equalization Aids: Invest an additional $129.2 million in our public schools by adding $42.9 million in fiscal year 2014 and $86.3 million in fiscal year 2015 to the public school equalization aid formula.
However, if you look in Scott Walker's own press release for his thoughts and resources going to voucher/private schools, you will be looking a long time!    It seems he did not add Voucher's to his press release about focusing on performance.  He did however add millions of our taxpayer money to Voucher schools:

Walker's funding for schools includes $73 million more for voucher schools, $23 million for charter schools, and $21 million in grants for special needs students to receive a voucher to attend private schools. A proposal for those special needs vouchers passed the Assembly last session, despite broad opposition from the state Department of Public Instruction, disabilities rights groups, and the state school boards association. It did not pass the Senate.

Walker's plans for expanding the voucher system are highly anticipated but he did not immediately provide those details.

For those of you keeping score at home:

Public education:  $129.2 million added over two years

Voucher Schools:  $117 million over two years(it just doesnt fall under the performance category).

If your looking for Convicted Felon Scott Jensen....he will be at Ruth's Chris Steakhouse celebrating his achievements!   

1 comment:

  1. Where is this in the mainstream press???? You don't hear about it on the radio, see it on TV or read it in the newspaper.

    We have GOT to get this bunch out!