Thursday, October 27th, 2016

Zamarripa a disappointment already


Educated at St. Anthonys, you would think she would know better. Instead Democratic State Representative JoCasta Zamarripa is against lifting the enrollment caps for the school choice program.

The first Latina Legislator in Wisconsin, JoCasta Zamarripa, made news this week by reaffirming her opposition to the School Choice program – a program that provides parents a choice where to send their kids to school. The Journal-Sentinel reported that Zamarripa sees the School Choice program as “divisive” within her district. She also opposes lifting the program’s enrollment cap. And what is most surprising is that Zamarripa was educated at St. Anthony’s School in Milwaukee, the largest voucher school in the state.

Ninety-nine percent of the students at St. Anthony’s School are Latino, most of which began their first year of school learning to speak English. Yet, St. Anthony’s continues to show the great innovation of their curricula by achieving test scores that exceed the national average in both reading and mathematics – no small achievement on their part. This is particularly important because most of Zamarripa’s district is composed of Latinos, some of which send their children to St. Anthony’s School.

Here’s a program that works, and obviously worked for her, but she’s willing to slam the school door in the face of her constituents just to appease the teachers unions.

Ironically her constituents looking to the school choice program for their children may have to depend on a bunch of white Republicans from the suburbs to act in her constituents’ best interests rather their own representative.

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