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http://www.newiprogressive.com/images/stories/S5/pres-obama-commencement-s5.jpgATLANTA - Yesterday, President Obama delivered the commencement address to the 2013 graduates of Morehouse College -- the alma mater of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. -- in Atlanta, GA.
http://newiprogressive.com/images/stories/S5/obama-20120803-middle-class-s5.jpgWASHINGTON - President Obama talks about his belief that a rising, thriving middle class is the true engine of economic growth, and that to reignite that engine and continue to build on the progress we’ve made over the last four years, we need to invest in three areas: jobs, skills and opportunity.
http://www.newiprogressive.com/images/stories/S5/walker-open-for-business-s5.jpgState Senator Kathleen Vinehout writes about the Joint Audit Committee hearing on the findings of the audit of the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation. After hearing from two lawmakers with business experience, the Audit Committee recommended the WEDC board be given authority to truly regulate the new quasi-private entity and its leadership.
MADISON - WisDems Daily Update Clips for Thursday, May 23, 2013.
WEAU-13 hours ago
Washington D.C. – U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin today delivered her first speech on the floor of the United States Senate. Baldwin's speech ...
Wisconsin Radio Network-15 hours ago
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel-10 hours ago
MADISON - Gov. Scott Walker wants to expand private school vouchers at the expense of public schools and it's up to us to stop him.
The proposed state budget would freeze public school spending, while at the same time, increase taxpayer funding for private voucher schools by as much as fourteen hundred dollars per student.
Private voucher schools are less accountable and have lower teaching standards than public schools. This could put children - particularly children with special needs - at risk because parents of special needs children will have no legal protections to make sure their children receive the services they need.
Even worse, taxpayer money for vouchers will go to students who are already enrolled in private schools. Why should taxpayers be forced to pick up the tab for parents who want to send their children to private schools? Especially when there are local public schools that could use that funding instead.
It is outrageous that we would increase funding for private school vouchers, while at the same time, freezing funding for public education.
We must stand up for public schools.
P.S. In the next two weeks, the legislative Joint Finance Committee will be voting on the private school expansion. There is no time to waste. Contact your legislators today and urge them to vote NO!