Gov. Scott Walker is known for setting records, just not the kind his parents could be proud of.
Between 2011 and 2013, the Wisconsin governor cut public school funding by more per student than any other governor in the nation. His cuts totaled $1.6 billion during two years, reducing the revenue limit per student by 5.5 percent, the first time revenue caps were ever decreased.
With these massive cuts, 25 percent of Wisconsin’s schools reported increasing their kindergarten, first-, second- and third-grade class sizes, while 33 percent of schools increased class sizes for children in fourth through sixth grades.
But it doesn’t end there. Twenty-six percent of school districts cut special education staff, 27 percent of districts cut library and media center staff and 16 percent cut drug and alcohol abuse staff.
We already reported that despite Walker’s promise to create 250,000 new jobs, Wisconsin is dead-last in job creation in the Midwest. Now his disturbing cuts in education. And somehow he managed to find money for a tax deduction of up to $10,000 that benefits millionaires who send their kids to elite private schools.