By Jeff Simpson
There has been much discussion lately about the poorly named 'School Choice" debate, and no matter how they run the numbers, charter schools under perform public schools every time.
Even Luther Olsen, has had enough of the BS.
State Sen. Luther Olsen (R-Ripon), chair of the Senate Education Committee, looks at the program differently than Vukmir. He said it's not about kids on the outside looking in to private schools; it's about kids on the inside looking out for a check.Its so rare to hear a republican in WI talk sense so make sure and read that quote again.
"The question is, what is this purpose of this program? Is it a program to help poor kids get out of public schools, or is it a program to pay for the tuition of kids who are already in private schools?" Olsen said. "It's pretty obvious from the last two go-rounds (of applications) that it's the latter."
Olsen said the Legislature and governor will have to decide if the program is going to be a new entitlement program, and if so, how the state would pay for every child in a private school.
However the telling quote of this debate came from Terry Brown, vice president of voucher-advocacy group School Choice Wisconsin(emphasis mine):
Terry Brown, vice president of voucher-advocacy group School Choice Wisconsin, said there's a "natural suppression" in the number of overall applications because many parents and private schools didn't want to roll the dice on applying to participate with so few seats available under the enrollment cap.
Terry Brown is pointing out that if the odds are not stacked in their favor they are not interested. School Choice Wisconsin,does not want to play if they can't guarantee a win.
Another subpar lesson that the voucher schools teach their children, along with a nice tell on what his interests are* for the future of WI!
*hint they are not in your best interest!
How bad are things for the School Choice movement now? So bad that they have enlisted their gopher Christian Schneider to regurgitate a bunch of silly BS.
You know you are desperate when Michael Grebe loans his coffee boy out to your cause!