Sunday, July 6, 2014

Candidate and Milton Friedman wannabee Jonathan Steitz pushes free market education in Wisconsin.

What the...after going through the hell of No Child Left Behind, student testing, teacher testing, privatizing schools that fail, GOP candidate Jonathan Steitz is now pushing a completely unregulated voucher school system statewide with no accountability - A Milton Friedman free market fantasy.

Get this: $12,000 savings accounts controlled by parents? What could go wrong?

Will these guys ever make up their mind? Friedman's plan left everything up to the free market; good schools, bad schools, bad students, children with needs, poverty...whatever. Try watching the YouTube Friedman debate located here (at 27:30 in). The pundits were much smarter than the smirking know-it-all free marketer.

Someone like Friedman, who has an answer for everything and is never stumped, is obviously winging it. The biggest joke? This guy won a Nobel prize for economic science for gods sake. His grand scheme never took off, did it. In Naomi Klein's Shock Doctrine a few dictatorial countries tried Friedman's plan and failed miserably.

With over 20 years of what has been proven to be a failed voucher system in Milwaukee, we definitively know Friedman was wrong. But the real reason for vouchers?
Milton Friedman: “Vouchers are not an end in themselves; they are a means to make a transition from a government to a free-market system.”
Here's audio of Steitz on Upfront with Mike Gousha. He not only wants a free market educational system, but he's nearly doubling the amount of money taxpayers will contribute to each voucher. Vouchers were supposed to be a bargain that accomplished the same thing, remember? That no longer applies either:

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