When given the chance, most parents will do what it takes to give their children a better education. Many of them will send them to a private school or even homeschool, should their local public education institution fail to equip the children with the skills needed to be fully functional. The public school institution, just like any other institution, needs to continue to sell the soap and/or prove that it needs to be supported by any means necessary.
Can’t blame the teachers’ unions for their passion to thwart choice and competition. They need the monopoly in order to exist and serve its purpose for better or worse (or more towards the later). Funny thing is, public school teachers know their system is a disaster and many of them send their own children to private schools. Can’t blame them for that, or the fact they have to sell the system like Papa John’s has to forever tell you that their pizza is better than Pizza Hut and Domino’s. After all, the latter two are trying to tell you that Papa is full of it, in their own ways. No different than Walmart vs. Target, JC Penney’s vs. Kohl’s, Home Depot vs. Lowe’s, Kroger’s vs. Albertson’s, etc. The only difference is that the public schools can suck the taxpayers’ money to the point in which parents have no choice but their local public school.
Meanwhile, these public school teachers can reap the rewards of job security and benefits, even if too many children slip through the cracks. No different than making an omelet… you know, “break a few eggs?” Those children will have a hard knock life, but I got mine. Sucks to be you, tough luck kid… now move along, I have a life to live. I really hate those kinds of people. That is the problem and government only makes the problem worse.
“Between 2013 and 2015, enrollment at private schools increased 7 percent nationally, according to a biennial count of private school students released in August by the U.S. Department of Education’s National Center for Education Statistics,” the Post and Courier in Charleston, South Carolina, reported in October. “That continued the positive trend that started with a 2 percent increase from 2011 to 2013.”
The National Center for Education Statistics report coincides with a survey released this week by EdChoice, which found the “schooling options military parents are able to access now don’t match what they want for their children.” When military parents are informed about school choice programs, the survey results show “support for those programs increases dramatically.”
Recently, Step Up for Public Schools (SUPS) released a pamphlet titled “The Truth about Vouchers and Privately Run Charters.” Unfortunately, a better title for their flier would have been “Half-Truths.” SUPS raises several tired talking points about school choice in Wisconsin that have been repeatedly debated, disproven, and regurgitated over more than two decades of voucher discussion.
Today, we’ll break down their “Fast Facts” on how the Milwaukee Parental Choice Program and the Parental Private School Choice Program (Racine) have affected education in the Badger State. While there are also some interesting statements about non-instrumentality charter schools (the same schools that regularly outscore both regular public schools and instrumentality charter schools in Milwaukee, we’ll save that for another day. Let’s look at what the SUPS has to say about Wisconsin’s voucher programs.
Will America-First News Outlets Make it to 2023?
Things are looking grim for conservative and populist news sites.
There’s something happening behind the scenes at several popular conservative news outlets. 2021 was bad, but 2022 is proving to be disastrous for news sites that aren’t “playing ball” with the corporate media narrative. It’s being said that advertisers are cracking down, forcing some of the biggest ad networks like Google and Yahoo to pull their inventory from conservative outlets. This has had two major effects. First, it has cooled most conservative outlets from discussing “taboo” topics like Pandemic Panic Theater, voter fraud, or The Great Reset. Second, it has isolated those ad networks that aren’t playing ball.
Certain topics are anathema for most ad networks. Speaking out against vaccines or vaccine mandates is a certain path to being demonetized. Highlighting voter fraud in the 2020 and future elections is another instant advertising death penalty. Throw in truthful stories about climate change hysteria, Critical Race Theory, and the border crisis and it’s easy to understand how difficult it is for America-First news outlets to spread the facts, share conservative opinions, and still pay the bills.
Without naming names, I have been told of several news outlets who have been forced to either consolidate with larger organizations or who have backed down on covering certain topics out of fear of being “canceled” by the ad networks. I get it. This is a business for many of us and it’s not very profitable. Those of us who do this for a living are often barely squeaking by, so loss of additional revenue can often mean being forced to make cuts. That means not being able to cover the topics properly. Its a Catch-22: Tell the truth and lose the money necessary to keep telling the truth, or avoid the truth and make enough money to survive. Those who have chosen survival simply aren’t able to spread the truth properly.
We will never avoid the truth. The Lord will provide if it is His will. Our job is simply to share the facts, spread the Gospel, and educate as many Americans as possible while exposing the forces of evil.
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