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private school voucher Posts Archive
SUBMITTED BY: Peter Montgomery, Thursday 03/07/2013, 1:05pm
Religious Right leaders and anti-government ideologues have shared a decades-long dream: to dismantle public education through a system of vouchers that would divert taxpayer funds out of public schools and into religious schools and other private academies. For some, privatizing education is primarily a religious or ideological project. For others, the billions of dollars that flow through public schools is a tempting source of cash. For some it’s both. Whatever the incentive, voucher proponents are finding success. A renewed push for the creation and expansion of... MORE
SUBMITTED BY: Brian Tashman, Friday 05/13/2011, 1:24pm
Private school voucher advocates and their allies in the so-called “education reform” movement readily talk about the need for rigorous, constant testing along with the application of free market principles to education: reward high-performing schools and teachers and punish bad ones. Over the last decade, Milwaukee has been a laboratory for private school vouchers, and the results have been poor: numerous studies have shown that vouchers failed to make any difference in student performance. Just like in Washington, DC and Cleveland, private school vouchers in Milwaukee failed... MORE
SUBMITTED BY: Brian Tashman, Monday 05/09/2011, 4:41pm
During the heated fight over the federal budget, Republicans won a compromise that stopped the city of Washington D.C. from using its own tax dollars to help low-income women access reproductive health services and added more funding to a DC private school voucher program opposed by local officials. Strongly objecting to the House GOP’s blatant encroachment on home rule, which included financing an ineffective voucher program while taking away crucial funding for women’s family planning, DC Mayor Vince Gray and a number of Council members were arrested during a protest. Anti-... MORE
SUBMITTED BY: Brian Tashman, Tuesday 03/22/2011, 12:40pm
An organization that backs private school vouchers is campaigning against the recall of the eight Republican Wisconsin senators who backed Governor Scott Walker’s anti-union legislation. The so-called American Federation for Children (AFC) is an ardent supporter of the voucher scheme in Milwaukee, the unsuccessful voucher program which Walker and his GOP allies want to export to other parts of the state as part of bolstering the Republicans’ attacks on public schools and teachers. Listen to their robocall defending GOP Senator Sheila Harsdorf: At the same time that Walker and the... MORE
SUBMITTED BY: Brian Tashman, Tuesday 12/28/2010, 10:37am
Haley Barbour Mississippi: Uses private jet for political and entertainment outings, state spent over $500,000 for his air travel (Politico, 12/27). Race: Controversy over Barbour’s Citizens Council “whitewash” continues (Christian Science Monitor, 12/22). John Bolton Government: Says government should not cut defense spending to shrink the deficit (TPM, 12/27). Social issues: Denounces non-binding treaty on the rights of indigenous people (Fox News, 12/25). Mitch Daniels Social issues: Stands by his support for a “truce” on social issues (Politico, 12/... MORE
SUBMITTED BY: Brian Tashman, Wednesday 11/17/2010, 2:51pm
Following the election, RWW will bring you our list of the "The Ten Scariest Republicans Heading to Congress." Our final candidate profile is on Renee Ellmers of North Carolina: Leading Democratic Rep. Bob Etheridge by 1,489 votes in North Carolina’s second district, conservative activist Renee Ellmers has declared victory and is now attending freshman orientation in Washington DC. A self-declared “product of the tea party,” she ran on anti-health care and anti-Stimulus platform: she compared President Obama to “Louis XIV, the Sun King” and... MORE
SUBMITTED BY: Brian Tashman, Thursday 11/04/2010, 1:30pm
Following Tuesday's election, RWW will bring you our list of the "The Ten Scariest Republicans Heading to Congress." Our first candidate is Florida's version of Sharron Angle, Sandra "Sandy" Adams: After serving four terms in the Florida State House, Sandy Adams ran for US Congress and handily defeated freshman Congresswoman Suzanne Kosmas. She built-up a far-right voting record as a state representative, and she campaigned as the most conservative candidate in the competitive Republican primary. As a legislator and candidate Sandy Adams has embraced the... MORE
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