Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Public Educaiton in our State is delt a devistating blow

The legislature's Joint Finance Committee decided to increase spending on the school voucher program over the next two years and expand the cap on the number of students in each of the states school districts, allowing this number to increase over the next 10 years after which the cap will go away.

This is our tax dollar being siphoned off of public education and given to private and religious schools.  The committee did include a program to pay for voucher for special needs children.  One of the major problems with this is that private schools don't have to comply with federal disability laws.

Following is a link to the Wisconsin Democracy Campaign's article regarding this school voucher expansion.

http://www.wisdc.org/pr052015.php