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New Report Shows Impact of Current Accountability Measures in Milwaukee Parental Choice Program

  Report challenges voucher program critics' opposition that schools are "unaccountable" August 1, 2017 – Milwaukee, WI – School Choice Wisconsin (SCW) and Wisconsin Institute for Law & Liberty (WILL) have co-authored a new, comprehensive study on the impact of Wisconsin’s accountability laws on private schools in the Milwaukee Parental Choice Program (MPCP).  The study, the [...]

By | August 2nd, 2017|Press Releases|0 Comments

Once Again, Voucher Funding Context

Yesterday, a LFB memo was released highlighting the state aid portion of education funding and the relative levels between the Parental Choice Programs and traditional public school district funding increases. As has been the practice, the request for the memo is selectively narrow to give only a portion of the data without context. The memo [...]

By | May 31st, 2017|Press Releases|0 Comments

28 Schools Register for Special Needs Scholarship Program

The Department of Public Instruction (DPI) published a press release this morning noting that 28 private schools in 5 counties have registered for the new Special Needs Scholarship Program. In total, there are 416 seats available for students ranging from grades K4-12 and ages 4-21. “Once again, parents and students are showing their demand for [...]

By | May 31st, 2017|Press Releases|0 Comments

Sup. Tony Evers Contradicts Himself In Swipe At School Choice

The US Department of Justice launched an investigation concerning discrimination against students with disabilities by private schools in the Milwaukee Parental Choice Program (MPCP) after the ACLU and Disability Rights Wisconsin (DRW) filed a compliant. After four years, the DOJ closed the investigation without finding any discrimination Of importance, however, was that the investigation used [...]

By | May 31st, 2017|Press Releases|0 Comments

Parental Choice Program Students Outperform Peers

Data released today by the Department of Public Instruction (DPI) shows that again this year, students in the Parental Choice Programs are outperforming their peers.  As with all test data, a one-year snapshot has limitations but the trend of higher scores for students on a voucher is great news for students and taxpayers. “All three [...]

By | May 31st, 2017|Press Releases|0 Comments

Parental Choice Program Students Outperform Peers

Data released today by the Department of Public Instruction (DPI) shows that again this year, students in the Parental Choice Programs are outperforming their peers. As with all test data, a one-year snapshot has limitations but the trend of higher scores for students on a voucher is great news for students and taxpayers. “All three [...]

By | May 17th, 2017|Blog|0 Comments

Sup. Tony Evers Contradicts Himself In Swipe At School Choice

The US Department of Justice launched an investigation concerning discrimination against students with disabilities by private schools in the Milwaukee Parental Choice Program (MPCP) after the ACLU and Disability Rights Wisconsin (DRW) filed a compliant. After four years, the DOJ closed the investigation without finding any discrimination Of importance, however, was that the investigation used [...]

By | May 17th, 2017|Blog|0 Comments

Current Testing Used by Certain Choice Schools

School Choice Wisconsin surveyed schools to find out what standardized tests they would prefer to use in the future.  A total of 27 schools responded to School Choice Wisconsin’s survey, seven in Racine out of twenty schools in the program for 2015-2016 (35%) and twenty-one in the Wisconsin Parental Choice Program (WPCP) out of 72 [...]

By | May 17th, 2017|Research|0 Comments

Districts Receive Undue Dollars With New Voucher Funding Model

Starting in 2015-16, new RPCP and WPCP students’ vouchers will be funded similar to the open enrollment. While this ensures there is no voucher amount reduction, public districts unfairly receive a subsidy for students they do not educate due to revenue limit counting purposes. Below are some models showing how much “skim” would go to [...]

By | May 17th, 2017|Research|0 Comments