At the behest of Governor Scott Walker, the Wisconsin legislature expanded the voucher program statewide, even though it did not raise test scores in Milwaukee over the past 22 years.

As critics of the program feared, 75% of those who applied for vouchers are are not currently enrolled in public schools. Two-thirds are enrolled in private schools now.

Instead of helping needy students “escape from failing schools,” the usual claim of voucher proponents, the program transfers funds to private institutions, religious and secular.

Governor Walker is doing as he planned: strangling public education.