Milwaukee, WI - Yet another failed voucher “academy” sucking vital funds from our public schools. Learning Bridges Kingdom Academy joins LifeSkills Academy and Washington Dubois Christian Leadership Academy as all publicly-funded private voucher schools that have been identified in the last four months as total failures. VOUCHERS = SCAM
How many more voucher schools will rip off Wisconsin taxpayers before we stop using public dollars to fund them? Learning Bridges Kingdom Academy collected over $1 million dollars, LifeSkills Academy, which recently closed its doors after taxpayers forked over $202,278 followed Washington Dubois Christian Leadership Academy, which closed in mid-December, costing taxpayers another estimated $200,000. And it’s not even just about the money – two of these schools closed their doors in the middle of the school year, disrupting students’ learning and creating hardship for their families. Not to mention the public schools that absorb the displaced school’s population without receiving funding in return. That’s just plain irresponsible.
These three newest voucher school revelations are just the latest in a long string of failures. Before them came Mandella School of Science and Math, Harambee Community School, and the New Hope Institute of Science and Technology charter school, to name just a few.
It’s way past time to contact your Wisconsin State Legislators to say NO MORE SCHOOL VOUCHERS!