Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Scott Walker's op-ed on K-12 education: Act 10 'changed that broken system' | State-and-regional | wiscnews.com

Scott Walker's op-ed on K-12 education: Act 10 'changed that broken system' | State-and-regional | wiscnews.com:

Scott Walker's op-ed on K-12 education: Act 10 'changed that broken system'






Gov. Scott Walker said in an opinion column this week that changes to Wisconsin's education landscape under his governorship are types of "reforms" that could be pushed across the country.
In an op-ed published in the Des Moines Register on Tuesday, likely 2016 presidential hopeful Walker touted changes to tenure and seniority among public school teaching ranks as a result of Act 10, the 2011 legislation that significantly limited collective bargaining rights. He also praised the expansion of school vouchers in the state over the last few years.
"Now, more than ever, we need to push big, bold reforms to improve our schools. If we can do it in Wisconsin, there is no reason we can’t push positive education reforms across the country," he wrote.
Walker said the changes that removed public school teachers unions' ability to bargain over how staff is laid off  "changed that broken system in Wisconsin."
Walker also laid out elements of what could be an education platform in his probable presidential bid. He said he would move money out of Washington D.C. and give it to states and schools, but was not more specific about how that would be done.
He also underscored his consistent support for school choice by saying "we should expand the options for families in the District of Scott Walker's op-ed on K-12 education: Act 10 'changed that broken system' | State-and-regional | wiscnews.com:

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