For the third year in a row, teachers in the La Crosse School District are practicing their First Amendment Rights, taking part in a National Day of Action to support public education.
Teachers with the La Crosse Education Association stood outside Central High School this morning, holding signs in hopes of bringing awareness to the privatization of public education. The group said voucher programs are impacting the funding of public education.
"The kids needs are growing every year. When it comes down to it, you need the funding. So we're fighting for those kids, we're fighting for a fair funding formula and we're fighting to stop this privatization," John Havlicek, president of the La Crosse Education Association said.
Havlicek said for the last 30 years, public education has been eroding through school vouchers, tax rebate schemes and privatization.
Supporters of school voucher programs say it give parents a choice about where their children attend school.