Wisconsin's Opportunity Gap
Advocates and organizers in Wisconsin are currently fighting a proposed statewide expansion of school vouchers. If approved, the program would draw even more funding away from public schools, adding to years of education budget cuts that have left schools unable to provide students with equitable resources and opportunities. What's more, there's no evidence to suggest that "school choice" provides students with a better educational experience. Read more from the Institute for Wisconsin's Future, an OTL ally, here!
One thousand public education advocates from across Wisconsin gathered in Milwaukee on Sept. 21 for the second “Public Education is a Civil Right March and Rally.”Read more >
If you support Wisconsin's outstanding public schools, Milwaukee is the place to be on Saturday, Sept. 21. Students, parents, active and retired educators and school administrators, clergy, civil rights groups and community leaders will be hosting the second "Public Education is A Civil Right March and Rally." Now is the time to stand up for the public schools and children in every corner of Wisconsin!Read more >
Every revolution needs a declaration. Against a backdrop of surging grassroots discontent with how the nation's K-12 public schools are currently governed, a diverse coalition of leaders from across the country have joined in support of "An Education Declaration to Rebuild America."Read more >
Nothing good happens in Wisconsin's Capitol between bar time and breakfast. Majority members of the Joint Finance Committee (JFC) proved that last Wednesday in the wee hours of the morning by passing a budget that puts devotion to political dogma ahead of the futures of our children.Read more >
Proponents of charter schools and charter expansion consistently overlook serious issues with how these schools can selectively shape their student enrollment. A report from the National Education Policy Center describes 12 practices that charter schools use to push out or discourage enrollment of students with special needs, those with low test scores, English learners, or students in poverty.Read more >
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