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  •  A resounding WIN for public schoools! (1+ / 0-)
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    I applaud all the dedicated public school teachers in Milwaukee! The numbers are a complete and thorough vindication for the public schools and public education!

    If only the pulbic knows about this.

    •  It doesn't matter. (1+ / 0-)
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      Walker and his type will not let the facts affect their ideology.

      That is why he cancelled the testing requirement for private schools.  He doesn't care about the results of the children of poor people.  His goal is to have the public pay for the private school tuition of his rich friends at the expense of public schools.

      If you want to know what he is up to, just think the worst.  He will propose it and push it through.  I am in the middle of this in WI and unfortunately my predictions have come true.  The only thing saving my job is that DPI is a separate agency controlled by an elected official.  Otherwise we would have been privatized on day 2.

      Which is good news for John McCain.

      by AppleP on Fri May 13, 2011 at 06:09:51 PM PDT

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    •  Not quite a resounding win as I see it, actually. (0+ / 0-)

      Getting only half the low-income kids up to "proficient" in math is hard to call a "win" for the public schools.

      But the voucher schools can't do even that... I figure it's more an indication of how wretchedly the voucher schools LOSE.

      One way or another, though, the expansion in Milwaukee county & the lifting of enrollment caps there is practically a done deal (I'm not so sure about the status of income caps, but those may well disappear too).  Which will continue to starve the public schools, to the benefit of the corporatists & religionists who have been salivating over this prospect for years.

      I applaud the teachers in Milwaukee too.  Bless their hearts, they've got to be dedicated souls to keep at it day after day with such challenges stacked against them.  Oh, and there's yet ANOTHER bill that goes to hearing Monday, that will change the rules about how public school teachers are evaluated, so as to make TEST SCORES much more important in that process.  The irony is simply astonishing.

      If an elephant has its foot on the tail of a mouse and you say that you are neutral, the mouse will not appreciate your neutrality. - Bishop Desmond Tutu

      by AnnieJo on Sat May 14, 2011 at 04:13:34 AM PDT

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