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Wed Feb 29, 2012, 07:43 PM

Wisconsinites Start Turning Back School Privatization (ALEC was behind it!)

Ruth Conniff, The Progressive, 2/29/12

Republicans have been targeting kids in special ed with an ALEC-sponsored school privatization scheme, now working its way through the legislature in Wisconsin.

This issue—a microcosm of the rightwing attack on education and the whole public sphere—is particularly interesting to watch right now, as people in Wisconsin are actually turning the ship and resisting the privatization push.

On Tuesday, February 28, the Wisconsin state senate’s education committee held a day-long hearing on special ed voucher legislation proposed by Senator Leah Vukmir. (Vukmir was ALEC’s 2009 “legislator of the year.”)

full: http://www.progressive.org/wisconsinites_start_turning_back_school_privatization.html

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