Sunday, October 08, 2006

Full disclosure

Read this from the Journal Sentinel's debate coverage and see if you can find what's missing:
Parental choice: Green said only one in three African-American teenagers in Milwaukee will graduate from high school, which he called "a catastrophe."

To fight that dropout rate, Green vowed to fight to increase the number of low-income Milwaukee children allowed to participate in the private-school voucher program, which lets low-income students attend private schools at taxpayer expense. The cap is now 22,500

After the debate, Doyle said, "There isn't going to be any need in the next four years" to raise that cap because the current level would be high enough for seven or eight years.

School choice is opposed by the state's largest teachers union, the Wisconsin Education Association Council, which is one of Doyle's most powerful supporters.

Doyle said his vetoes kept Republicans who control the Legislature from cutting about $400 million in aid to public schools. "I have saved the public schools in this state," he said.
How about: While Doyle is supported by WEAC, Green is supported by All Children Matter, a school choice group which is spending $1-million on negative television commercials about Doyle that have nothing to do with school choice.

4 Comments:

At 1:27 AM, Blogger XOut said...

This is fodder for the XOff Grist Mill?

What on earth does your independent expenditure group talk about and who pays your bills?

Yeah, this is the pot calling the kettle black.

What is fun about your pot is listening to the little Christoff whistle that starts to blow when the battle hits bone - or at least a bit of the muscle.

Do you remember when WEAC ran a series of ad's about Doyle's crappy budget?

I do... they didn't focus on education. How about the Injun's? They weren't talking about fishing or casino's they were talking about what an awesome and neato budget deficit Doyle proposed.

You do have a point -- don't you Christoff?

 
At 7:40 AM, Blogger Xoff said...

Why is it, Xout, that your comments are always aimed at me personally?

This election isn't about me. My future is secure; thanks for worrying.

It's about whether Democrats will hold onto the governor's office and maybe pick up the State Senate, to stop the GOP's extremist agenda and start doing something that actually improves people's lives.

My point in the post was simply that if the JS is going to mention who supports Doyle on the education issue, it should also mention Green's significantm million-dollar support.

 
At 9:37 AM, Blogger Interloper said...

George Mitchell is a scumbag whose only intent is to defund the public schools in Milwaukee and in this state. He and Republicans like Green don't give a damn about African-Americans except to exploit the issue of school vouchers from their own political advantage.

 
At 2:24 PM, Blogger publius said...

Interloper:

If vouchers are shown to work and actually improve the graduation rates and education of Wisconsin's blacks, why should Mitchell's motives matter?

 

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