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Governor Scott Walker Named Rock Star of Education Reform
[Madison, Wis…] The Wisconsin Coalition of Virtual School Families today named Governor Scott Walker their Rock Star of Education Reform at their annual Capitol Day in Madison.
In presenting the Governor with the award in front of a ballroom parents, teachers and students at the Concourse Hotel, WCVSF President Jane Kummer-Meyer made the following proclamation:
"I am proud to stand before you today to say that things are so much brighter now. Online education in Wisconsin is thriving. Our virtual schools are thriving. Our students are thriving. This is in large part because of the man we honor here this afternoon.
“His budget eliminated the ridiculous enrollment cap that the state’s most powerful special interest demanded be placed upon us years ago. His role in eliminating the cap is indicative of his approach: his policies have empowered parents, rather than merely appease us. A lot of elected officials over the years talk a good game when it comes to concern for children and concern for parental rights.
“This man not only talks the talk, he walks the walk.
“In a ceremony a few weeks ago, some of you here today witnessed him doing that again, as he signed SB2, which made Open Enrollment, Open for all public school children.
“Governor Walker has proven time and time again that when it comes to education, including the public schools our kids attend, he always puts the interests of students first. To him, our kids are not dollar signs on a budget ledger. He recognizes they are our state’s most precious resource.
“So, on behalf of the thousands of other families who are here in spirit today and the nearly 200 members of our Coalition in attendance, it is with gratitude that I, as President of the Wisconsin Coalition of Virtual School Families, present Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker with our Rock Star of Education Reform award.”