Jake Weinraub

Pre-K Teacher on the Future of Wisconsin Schools

Filed By Jake Weinraub | March 13, 2011 7:30 AM | comments

Filed in: Quote of the Day
Tags: budget, budget repair bill, child care, pre-kindergarten, scott walker, Wisconsin

"Under Walker's budget, my school and all the other public schools in the state are facing drastic cuts. We could lose the arts. We could lose music. We could lose sports. And counselors. And librarians. Custodians. Secretaries. School nurses. Field trips. Summer school.

We could lose pre-kindergarten.

Which is what I thought about as I looked at my class, lying on their backs, eyes scrunched close, imagining music. Which is why, when you see teachers weeping today, you should know they are not crying only for themselves. They are crying because public education in this state is being dismantled. It started with the unions. And it will end with hurting our children."

-- Vikki Kratz, a pre-K teacher in Wisconsin


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