School Choice Wisconsin President Jim Bender will Step Down at the End of 2020

By |2020-11-18T19:09:06+00:00November 18th, 2020|Press Releases, Uncategorized|

Contacts: Susan Mitchell, 414.232.4324 Jim Bender, 920.222.5427 Brookfield, WI -  School Choice Wisconsin (SCW) President Jim Bender will step down at the end of the year to form his own business, Bender Consulting, LLC.  SCW will begin immediately to recruit a new president, SCW board chair Susan Mitchell said. “Jim has led SCW through a [...]

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Supreme Court Rules In Favor of School Choice

By |2020-06-30T18:07:45+00:00June 30th, 2020|Press Releases, Uncategorized|

Espinoza v Montana Ruling Finds Montana DOR Violated First Amendment In a 5-4 decision, Justice Roberts writes that prohibiting religious schools from publicly-funded education programs violates the First Amendment, Free Exercise Clause of the US Constitution. In a shot directly at the basis for Blaine amendments of many states, banning entities from public programs simply [...]

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Special Needs Scholarship Program Grows Again

By |2019-07-10T18:28:17+00:00July 10th, 2019|Press Releases, Uncategorized|

For Immediate Release July 10, 2019 Contact: Jim Bender, School Choice Wisconsin Additional Schools Join Program for 2019-20 School Year The Department of Public Instruction recently listed the list of participating private schools for the 2019-20 school year in the Special Needs Scholarship Program(SNSP). The SNSP will now have 104 schools participating. The 2019-20 school [...]

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JFC Budget Motion Restores Parental Options

By |2019-05-09T18:42:27+00:00May 9th, 2019|Uncategorized|

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 [...]

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By |2019-02-05T18:42:23+00:00February 5th, 2019|Uncategorized|

Parental Choice Programs Grow To Over 40,000 Students After Nearly Three Decades of Growth, Superintendent Evers Wants To End Programs The Department of Public Instruction released the number of students that have enrolled to participate in the Parental Choice Programs in Wisconsin. There are currently four Parental Choice Programs - The Milwaukee and Racine Programs [...]

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Statement on Passage of Special Needs Scholarship Modifications

By |2017-09-07T02:00:19+00:00September 7th, 2017|Uncategorized|

Access to the program opened to more parents The Joint Committee on Finance approved a motion today as part of the 2017-19 biennial budget that removed barriers to the Special Needs Scholarship Program. The following is a statement from SCW President Jim Bender: “We thank the committee for giving more parents access to the Special [...]

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