Skip to comments.Discrimination charge reignites passions over Wisconsin school voucher program
Posted on 06/13/2011 2:17:25 PM PDT by triumphant values
School Choice Wisconsin fired back against charges the Milwaukee school voucher program discriminates against students with disabilities as alleged in a federal complaint filed yesterday by the American Civil Liberties Union and Disability Rights Wisconsin.
In a press release, School Choice Wisconsin argued ACLU and DRW misappropriated public information about student disability enrollment:
Understates dramatically the number of special needs students served by private schools in the [Milwaukee Parental Choice Program].
Fails to note the disparity in taxpayer support for MPCP pupils and pupils in private schools.
Fails to note that Disability Rights Wisconsin opposed a bill to provide more educational opportunities and more taxpayer support for students with disabilities.
Though the complaint by the two legal advocacy groups, which was submitted to the U.S. Department of Justice Civil Rights Division, stated only 1.6 percent of the voucher program students have special needs, SCW says those numbers are a non-representative percentage of the 10,649 MPCP pupils who indicated they had disabilities when taking the WKCE in 2010. (WKCE is Wisconsins state-sanctioned standardized test.)
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Here's a perfect example of that.You take the king's shilling, you'll do the king's bidding.
I hear ya. Yet, it is the voucher system that could swamp the teacher's unions. I see the Teacher's Unions as a more imminent threat. I am open to a rebuttal, though.
That’s why tutition tax credits are a better idea.
You keeping your own money is NOT federal money.
Democrats will disagree with you on that. 1) To them, all money is Federal, except for what they let you keep. 2) Even tax credits are an excuse to break you open...see all the Colleges and Universities that have been required, over the years, to divulge all sorts of information to the Feds because they take students on federally guaranteed (not even funded!) loans.
If you think the teacher's unions are a more imminent threat, then you really need to meet the students of Detroit, Chicago, Atlanta, Philadelphia, Houston, New Orleans, St. Louis and Baltimore Public schools.
It is you pay just $2500 in taxes, but get a "credit" for $4500.