Feb 1, 2015

Scott Walker GOP Wants to Take over Dozens of Milwauke Public Schools

Having confined the greater Milwaukee urban area as the nation's most segregated region, Scott Walker and Wisconsin Republicans are now working on legislation to take over dozens of Milwaukee public schools and hand them over to for-profit companies.

Notes the Wisconsin Education Association Council (WEAC), "Wisconsin legislators from two of the wealthiest communities in our state have released a plan to hand over dozens of Milwaukee’s public schools to private companies, create a central city zone with no corporate taxes, and implement a 'right-to-work' law only in the city of Milwaukee. Senator Alberta Darling (R-River Hills) and Rep. Dale Kooyenga (R-Brookfield) released their plan [last week] and say they will introduce legislation soon."

With the GOP-heavy Milwaukee police continuing its assaults against the black community, the city of Milwaukee will soon resemble something akin a dystopian police state, if you are poor and black amid the battering of Milwaukee.

One wonders how this targeting of Milwaukee by Scott Walker and Republicans is consistent with the Wisconsin Constitution, Article X, Education.

The legislative proposals follow draconian cuts to public schools in Walker's first term, and a Scott Walker-proposed $300-Million cut the University of Wisconsin System.

Walker never ran on these proposals, as the push-back from old-school Republicans begins in this lethargic state with a dilapidated Democratic Party of Wisconsin in opposition.

The Wisconsin media portray the assaults against public schools as though there is no collusion among Republican legislators, Scott Walker and the special interests supporting the Republican Party of Wisconsin.

Public schools are liberalizing institutions, socializing young people to view human beings as human beings, thus evangelicals such as Scott Walker have never liked the idea of public schools, and are now taking an ax to Wisconsin public schools and universities, institutions that took generations to build for the common welfare of the state.

Meanwhile, the U.S. Supreme Court's GOP wing is expected to eviscerate the Fair Housing Act of 1968 this term in Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs, et al v. The Inclusive Communities Project, Inc. 

The Fair Housing Act was signed into law days after the assassination of Martin Luther King Jr.

"The act makes it illegal to refuse to sell, rent 'or otherwise make unavailable or deny' a property to anyone because of race, sex or other protected categories." (New York Times)

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