Statements about Education

Wisconsin education agency "urged white students to wear white wristbands ‘as a reminder about your (white) privilege.’ "    

"In 2012, 1 in 4 Wisconsin schools had a subpar score on the Department of Public Instruction’s recent report cards" and are "failing" the children they serve.

"The vast majority of our public school students are receiving less state support than their private voucher peers."  

Says that even if his budget is adopted, private schools in the choice program would be getting about half the per-pupil funds that public schools receive

"Under my predecessor, they cut funding for education, but they didn't give them anything in return to make up for that," leading to "less money" for school districts    

Under Gov. Scott Walker’s public-school budgets, "a student entering kindergarten will not enjoy the same state investment in his or her education as those that came before them until they are graduating from high school."  

"Nearly a quarter of all adults in this state have some college credit without a degree."  

Among Milwaukee Public Schools students, "86 percent are behind in reading and 80 percent are behind in math."  

"Faculty salaries at UW System institutions have now fallen more than 18 percent below the national average."

"One out of every four students fails to earn a high school diploma. In our major cities across America, half of our kids don’t graduate."

Says state schools superintendent candidate Don Pridemore "voted for the largest cuts to public education in our state history" and for "$2.3 billion in tax breaks for corporations and the wealthy."

Says he first unveiled his new legislative agenda in Wisconsin, not in California as critics complain  

Says Paul Ryan "wants to cut Pell Grant scholarships for nearly 10 million students."

Says Gov. Scott Walker "took away $1.6 billion from schools and handed it off as over $2 billion in tax breaks to the rich."

The salaries of Wisconsin’s best-educated public school teachers were "slashed" by Gov. Scott Walker through a recent administrative rule change.

Says Gov. Scott Walker cut aid to local schools despite campaigning on trying to restore two-thirds state funding for education

Says Scott Walker enacted "the biggest cuts to education in our state’s history."

Says Milwaukee blacks have 55 percent male unemployment, 60 percent truancy, a 50 percent graduation rate, the "worst" reading scores and "lead" in infant mortality. 

Says Gov. Scott Walker "made more than $70 million in cuts to job training programs through (Wisconsin’s) technical colleges."

Scott Walker’s school-aid cuts were so devastating that students are without chairs and a government survey found 47 kids in a classroom.  

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