But Walker will now have a more difficult job pushing his privatization plans after the horrific results of the countries longest running voucher program:
jsonline: Based on a new and tougher yardstick for academic competency in Wisconsin, about 90% of the students in Milwaukee's private-school voucher program are not proficient in reading and math, according to recalibrated fall 2011 state test results released this week.
Milwaukee Public Schools' latest Wisconsin Knowledge and Concept Examinations scores show that about 85% of the district's students score below proficient in reading, and about 80% score below proficient in math.
For the Milwaukee Parental Choice Program in reading, 9.9% of voucher students tested proficient or advanced, while MPS had 14% of students scored proficient or advanced In reading.
For the program in math, 12% of voucher students scored proficient or advanced, while 19.7% of MPS students scored proficient or advanced in Math.
Students in MPS as a whole outperformed students in voucher schools in the recalibration of the scores - outpacing them by about 4 percentage points in reading and an even larger margin in math.