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    There is no requirement that the teachers or other personnel at these voucher schools be licensed or certified by the state.  

    Hard to believe.  But that's what we are dealing with here.

    These are NOT "charter schools" we're talking about.  These are "homeschools" that could involve the children of more than one family.  These are "storefront academies" that some enterprising individual whips up.

    Wisconsin has long had a laissez-faire approach to education: private schools have never had to file their curricula with the state (as is usually done elsewhere).

    Sure, for the sake of your argument, maybe the storefront school will do background checks.  But, in the case I cited elsewhere in this thread it didn't matter:  the principal already knew he was a sex offender.

    Equally plausible is that the school believes in the redemptive power of Jesus Christ.  It is illegal for a public school district to employ such a person, but that matter is up to the owners of the storefront school.

    This might be hard for you to accept, but one state has to be the worst when it comes to the war on public education.  

    Wisconsin is that state.

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