Look no further than poor Wisconsin to find evidence that the school voucher/school choice movement is just another way to line the pockets of corporate campaign sponsors and hammer a stake through the heart of public schools as we know them.

Republican Gov. Scott Walker, already all-too-well-known for his determination to break the state’s unions, has now proposed to get rid of Wisconsin’s income threshold for school vouchers … essentially expanding the program “so rich people can go to private schools on the taxpayers’ tab,” as Ruth Conniff, a writer for The Progressive, puts it. Even his GOP allies in the state aren’t so thrilled.

“I’m amazed at this,” said GOP Senate president Michael Ellis. “I didn’t see this coming.”

John Stocks, executive director of the National Education Association, offers an even strong critique:

“The real agenda is to dismantle public education through privatization schemes,” he said.