Wisconsin Republican Compromise Ups State Ed Budget, Then Steals the Money for Vouchers

…and here we go…the blatant destruction of public schools…courtesy of the Koch Brothers and neocons/neolibs

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Wisconsin, led by extreme-right Governor Scott Walker, demonstrates how one party state government can execute a compromise.  In February, Walker proposed cutting $127 million out of the budget for K-12 public education.  Last week the Republican dominated state legislature put back a good part of that money.  Then the legislature re-directed much of it away from public education to private and parochial schools.

Here is how Jessie Opoien of the Capital Timesdescribes what happened: “The co-chairs of the Wisconsin Legislature’s Joint Finance Committee said on Tuesday its Republican members have reached an agreement to provide an additional $200 million for K-12 education than what Gov. Scott Walker proposed in his two-year budget.  The funds will restore a $127 million cut next year that was proposed in Walker’s budget, and will provide an additional $100 per pupil in state aid the following year.”

Except here’s the catch, according to Wisconsin…

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