On September 8, 2022 a group of rabid right-wing individuals and organizations announced they have formed the so-called Wisconsin Coalition for Education Freedom. The racist, anti-worker, anti-union “coalition” opposes public education and wants to dismantle it. It’s goal: privatize all aspects of public education.
The so-called “freedom coalition” includes Wisconsin Manufacturers and Commerce, Americans for Prosperity, the American Federation for Children, the Badger Institute, School Choice Wisconsin and the Wisconsin Institute for Law and Liberty. When they talk “freedom” they really mean the rich having complete control of public education, eliminating worker’s pensions, controlling completely any curriculum, the ability to eviscerate safety measures at will, the ability to auction off public assets such as vehicles, buildings, books, institute fee-for-service plans etc.
Who are these right-wing organizations? Every one has a long track record of working to destroy public education and is connected directly or indirectly with the Milwaukee-based Bradley Foundation. Every one of these organizations is behind the Jim Crow anti-worker laws such as Act 10, Right-To-Work (for less), the elimination of prevailing wage and a long list of other austerity in Wisconsin. The members and leaders of these right-wing organizations are the enemy of poor and working people everywhere from the cities to the county and everywhere in between.
Research them here: https://www.sourcewatch.org/index.php/SourceWatch
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