Green Bay School Voucher Proposal Sparks Debate

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

But proponents are hanging tough to their view that the program will improve education in the state.

Walker will submit his budget proposal to the Legislature on Wednesday. It includes a proposal to expand the state’s voucher program beyond Milwaukee and Racine to nine additional school districts, including Green Bay.

The program provides tax dollars to students wishing to transfer from public to private schools. The expansion includes only districts of at least 4,000 students that have at least two school buildings that got a D or F grade on state standardized measurements.

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