Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Walker's "Tools" Working: 52 Teachers In Milwaukee-Area District Facing Layoff

The Walker goal was always about hammering teachers.

1 comment:

John said...

For those of you who have to answer the question, "But it was due to REDUCED ENROLLMENT - How is that Walker's fault?":

The state funding equation is based on enrollment, and the Walker administration set the numbers (and, obviously, RESET them in the new budget to austerity levels). Step One.

Furthermore, Walker removed enrollment caps for private school choice programs and virtual charter schools, bleeding off public school enrollment even further. Step Two.

As enrollment goes down further, student-teacher ratio goes up, funding is further squeezed, facilities wither, and more and more parents abandon the public schools. Step Three.

Nice, huh?