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2043, 25 Feb 19

Fitzgerald Responds to Evers’ Proposed Assault on School Choice

Yup. Evers’ budget is shaping up to be a liberal manifesto with little room for compromise.

[Madison, WI] — Following Governor Evers’ announcement that he plans to freeze voucher school enrollment for low-income students, Majority Leader Scott Fitzgerald released the following statement:

“Governor Evers’ plans would do immense harm to the voucher program and create uncertainty for schools, students, and their families. The program has expanded educational opportunities throughout Wisconsin and helped children escape failing schools.

“For nearly ten years Governor Evers helped to implement the choice program as the head of the Department of Public Instruction. He has turned his back on the very families the policies he enacted sought to help. Why are some of the first targets of his budget minority families, low-income students, and parochial schools from around the state?

“Wisconsinites should have more choices when it comes to the education of their children, not fewer. Budget leaks of far-left proposals like these only make bipartisan compromise more difficult. Republicans in the Legislature have spent years helping build the voucher program. We will not support a budget that includes this proposal.”


2043, 25 February 2019


  1. MHMaley

    He has absolutely no reason to compromise .

    He won and handily .

  2. Kevin Scheunemann


    All I see is a governor that hates education, diversity, and saving taxpayers money. Oh, and he is racist.

    I guess the poor kids in Milwaukee are sentenced to endure that pathetic garbage of a school system called MPS.

    Awful. Just awful.

  3. Mar

    Just more liberal racism and elitism

  4. Mike

    “He has absolutely no reason to compromise .
    He won and handily .”
    The old Obama argument, “I won, get over it”.

    Never mind the republican controlled co-equal legislative branch.

  5. Merlin

    How long is it going to take for Dems across the state to realize that Milwaukee now controls the governorship and what’s good for the party in Milwaukee will seldom benefit Democrats outside of Milwaukee? Y’all are just along to pay the bills.

  6. MHMaley

    “Elections have consequences “was what I heard
    In 2016 .And they do .

    The GOP did everything they could to reduce his power after the election . That’s fine .

    The GOP will do nothing with him as they everything they could do for Governor Walker .
    That’s fine.

    He’ll punch them in the forehead every chance he gets as will they to him .

    That’s where we are .

  7. Le Roi du Nord

    “All I see is a governor that hates education, diversity, and saving taxpayers money. Oh, and he is racist”


    All lies.  Awful, just awful

  8. Kevin Scheunemann


    Not really, limiting opportunity for kids in Milwaukee the most vulnerable with an awful public school system is institutional racism!

    MPS graduation rate is less than 50% and Evers did littl as Superintendent to improve that.

    So Truth!

    Quit spreading your liberal lies.

  9. Le Roi du Nord


    Evers wasn’t the Milwaukee School Superintendent.  Keep informed, otherwise you just make yourself look more of the fool.

    Evers has done more for education in WI than you will ever do.  Fact.

    Why does someone (you)  that continuously lectures us on ethics and morals  have to be so dishonest?  Nature or nurture?

  10. Kevin Scheunemann

    Evers and you keep supporting failing MPS and support policy to hurl minorities into that awful failure.

    That makes you both racist!

  11. Le Roi du Nord


    You don’t know me, yet feel you have the right to call me a racist.  Well, you are a flat-out liar.

    Doesn’t your lying  habit make you evil?

  12. Paul

    You’re a convicted sex offender, Le Roi du Nord.

  13. Kevin Scheunemann


    Then openly declare MPS is racist by not providing minorities effective educational opportunities and Evers curtailing school choice is awful.

    If you do that, I will withdraw my statement about you standing with Evers racist policy proposal.

    Very simple.

  14. jjf

    Are these schools as similar as possible to the suburban schools?  If so, why not, Kevin?

  15. Le Roi du Nord


    Nope, you don’t get to set the rules.  Just because you say it doesn’t make it so.  Grow up.

    little paulie:

    You keep talking like that and your bail will be revoked.  You are still 0 for 2019.

  16. Kevin Scheunemann


    Education is too important to grant government a monopoly on it.

    That is the problem.

    That is why MPS cannot be reformed, ever.

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