No Deal Yet on Voucher Expansion
For the City-Times
State legislators appear to have struck no deal on Governor Scott Walker’s proposal of private school voucher expansion Tuesday. The measure is up for a key vote Wednesday in the Legislature’s budget committee.
Walker’s plan brought opposition immediately after it was introduced in February.
Walker’s plan would expand vouchers initially to nine more school districts across the state- with Stevens Point not among them- dependent on how well schools in those districts perform on new state report cards.
Critics say the report cards weren’t meant to be used that way.
Walker’s plan also raises the per-pupil reimbursement for the vouchers, creates a special needs voucher program and creates a new statewide board to oversee charter schools.