MADISON — Did you know that the administrators of Wisconsin’s five largest public school districts are “dismayed” about the $128 million in new funding the Republican-controlled Joint Finance Committee has budgeted for K-12 education?
Superintendents from Milwaukee, Madison, Green Bay, Kenosha and Racine (the WI-5) worry that what they see as a lack of state funding could put $2.3 billion in federal aid in peril, AP reports.
It’s a phony narrative from a group of phonies that insists federal Democrats, including President Joe Biden, will turn their backs on their good liberal friend, Gov. Tony Evers and take away education dollars from Wisconsin if Republicans don’t put enough state skin in the game.
If anyone has a right to be dismayed, it’s the parents and the taxpayers in the state’s largest school districts. What they have experienced is truly dismaying:
— Being forced to pay an ever-increasing bill for school systems with single-digit math and reading proficiency rates.
— Being forced to pay for school districts that shut down in-person learning for more than a year, locking students into failed virtual learning models. Even the educrats acknowledge virtual ed is less successful than the traditional in-school products they offer.
— Being forced to pay for these schools even as they have and will continue to receive an unprecedented amount of federal funding — in the billions of dollars.
— Being forced to send their children to schools that teach that racism and discrimination are okay if they fit into a radical left political construct.
Yes, educrats, there is a lot to be dismayed about in Wisconsin’s largest public school systems. A lack of taxpayer funding is not one of those things.