By Jeff Simpson
We brought you recently how Robin Vos is campaigning on destroying our public schools.
More school choice is in Wisconsin's future according to an article by Rep. Robin Vos in the Appleton Post-Crescent. According to Vos, "every Wisconsin parent should also be given the opportunity to enroll their child in the school of their choice" just like we are free to decide where to live, what to wear, what to say, where to go to college, etc.
Vos says "we should never have implemented a cap [on the Wisconsin Parental Choice Program] and I will work to get rid of it because schools choice works for Wisconsin."
"but wait, there's more!"
Let's take a look at the "opportunity" that your child could have at a private/voucher school in Milwaukee, with our taxdollars.
The Academy of Excellence in Milwaukee!
Are you looking for a family-oriented school for your child? A safe classroom and a place where your child will learn and achieve his or her fullest potential? A non-denominational Christian school in Milwaukee that develops the soul as well as the mind? Afraid of the cost something like this may be? The Academy of Excellence is the answer to your questions! As a participant in the Milwaukee Parental Choice Program, your child(ren) may qualify for free tuition!Interesting that they advertise small class sizes, when during debates, our friends on the right tell us that small class sizes do not matter. However, the fact that the republicans are not always honest in their debate is not shocking or news, so we will move on.
With our small class sizes, quality teachers with a world of experience, and a staff that is there for you, your child will succeed. And if your child is unable to read, we will provide effective tutoring to make sure that no child is left behind!
Before we enter into the Academy of Excellence we all need our inside voices:
Inside voices, but look inside the In-house safety room and you are likely to see kids who while under "in house suspension" are being used as free secretaries(stapling etc...). Ok let's move on down the hall and head off to science class:
WHOA. I guess science is called off in this school, lets move on to Recess, I know recess will be great because they tell me so:
Studying is important, but students can study better if they have some opportunities to relax and enjoy the day!
- Recess!Recess is fun on our secure, fenced-in playground.
To be fair, they did not advertise "all the way" fenced-in playground. Yikes.
We are checking to see if peeled paint and exhaust fumes come with the price of admission or if they are ala carte.
That was not much fun, now let us head back inside.
I am also sure that when they talk about the Academy of EXCELLENCE they mean
Not this one!
Seriously though, is this the education and learning environment we want for our kids? Or does short term profit always trump long term investments?
Wisconsin we need to wake up and have this discussion and have it quick or else Robin Vos will be in charge and the Academy of Excellence will be the gold standard in WI.