Month: March 2022

Month: March 2022

2022 Spring Newsletter

March 31, 2022

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A Tony Evers’ Veto on School Choice for All Would Be Morally Wrong

March 30, 2022

March 30, 2022 By George Mitchell While Superintendent of Public Instruction, Gov. Tony Evers wrote to legislators a decade ago that expanding the Wisconsin Parental Choice program was “morally wrong.” Evers said he reached that conclusion because the program “has not improved overall student achievement.” Fast forward to the present. Under criteria applied by none other than Evers’ education agency, private choice schools in the state’s largest choice program — Milwaukee — score higher on the DPI Report Card than do public schools. DPI data show that by other measures — such as the college-readiness ACT test — students in the state’s…

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Governor Evers Vetos AB 963

March 18, 2022

For Immediate Release April 15, 2022 Contact:  Jim Bender, School Choice Wisconsin (920-222-5427)   Governor Evers vs. Public Opinion   School Choice Wisconsin issued the following statements regarding Governor Evers veto of AB 963: “Governor Evers’ vetoes are at odds with the views of parents and likely voters across the state. They support making all families eligible for the state’s school choice programs. They support the rights of parents to be actively involved in their children’s education, including in the review of instructional material,” said Nicholas Kelly, president of School Choice Wisconsin. “Good Friday not so good for parents – Governor…

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Governor Evers Vetos AB 970

March 18, 2022

For Immediate Release April 15, 2022 Contact:  Jim Bender, School Choice Wisconsin (920-222-5427)   Governor Evers vs. Public Opinion   School Choice Wisconsin issued the following statements regarding Governor Evers veto of AB 970: “We have seen a surge in support of parental empowerment in education. Today’s vetoes not only ignore the public’s backing of education dollars following the child but retains barriers to parents finding the right solution for their families,” said Nicholas Kelly, president of School Choice Wisconsin. “Good Friday not so good for parents – Governor Evers vetoed multiple education bills today resulting in high-demand options being out…

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“Who’s Afraid of School Choice?” and “The Accountability Myth” Virtual Speaking Tour

March 8, 2022

EdChoice’s Jason Bedrick, Director of Policy, and Mike McShane, Director of National Research, challenge these narratives and share with us their published papers on two specific topics. Bedrick’s Who’s Afraid of School Choice? follows up on some of the dire predictions that school choice opponents have made over the years and sees how little they match reality. McShane’s The Accountability Myth attacks head-on the argument that public schools are accountable while private schools are not. Title: Who’s Afraid of School Choice? and The Accountability Myth Virtual Speaking Tour presented by EdChoice and School Choice Wisconsin Date: March 8, 2022  

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CRRSA EANS Roundtable Discussion

March 4, 2022

A roundtable discussion and question/answer time about the CRRSA EANS program and how to take full advantage of it. School leaders that have used the CRRSA EANS funds to their full potential share some tips and tricks about the program.   Title: CRRSA EANS Roundtable Discussion Date: February 15, 2022 Time: 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm   Watch the recording  

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