For Immediate Release      
May 9, 2019
Contact: Jim Bender, School Choice Wisconsin

Without surprise, Evers’ proposed changes rejected across the board

Statement from Jim Bender, President of School Choice Wisconsin on the omnibus motion to remove Governor Evers’ proposed changes to the Parental Choice Programs:

“When Governor Evers proposed his changes to the Parental Choice Programs for the upcoming state budget, the expectations were very low that they would survive the legislative process. Nonetheless, in a play to his fervent base, those provisions were included. Today, calmer heads prevailed and all those items were removed.

We would like to thank the committee members that voted to keep available the educational opportunities for families.  With higher academic results at lower cost to taxpayers, the rapid growth of the Parental Choice Programs clearly shows the demand for options in education in Wisconsin.”