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Vouchers Could Drain $600-$800 Million from Public Schools Through 2025

Sending thousands more students to private, religious schools under an expansion of Wisconsin’s statewide voucher program could shift $600 million to $800 million out of public schools over the next decade, according to a memo from the non-partisan Legislative Fiscal Bureau.

The statewide voucher program is currently capped at 1,000 students and would cost about $75 million over the same time period if it is not expanded. The Legislature’s Republican-controlled budget committee last week approved language for the 2015-17 spending plan that would lift the cap gradually over the next 10 years. Continue reading Vouchers Could Drain $600-$800 Million from Public Schools Through 2025