Posted 1 year ago on April 6, 2013, 12:35 p.m. EST by GirlFriday
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Recently, the Koch brothers-funded Americans For Prosperity has been conducting a bus tour of the state, holding town hall meetings to promote the idea of vouchers and independent charter schools that use public funds to pay for private education.
In Green Bay, a parent who attended one of the Americans for Prosperity events told me that a film touted charter and voucher programs in Louisiana and Florida. "It's weird. This is Wisconsin," she said. "Do we really want our schools to be more like Louisiana and Florida?"
Despite rhetoric about "failing schools" that require private intervention, Wisconsin has the top high-school graduation rate in the nation. Wisconsin students also consistently place in the top three states for ACT scores. And Wisconsin teachers are among the most highly educated and most qualified in the country.
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