WHY ARE PARENTS SO UPSET?

Because politicians like Governor Tony Evers aren’t listening to them.

The governor vetoed education bills that the majority of Wisconsin residents support.

VETOED

Assembly Bill 963

Parents Bill of Rights

Gives families more control over their children’s education
 

92%

92% AGREE parents SHOULD HAVE the right to have their concerns heard by local school boards.

Dem 89%  •  Ind 90%  •  Rep 96%

VETOED

Assembly Bill 488 & Senate Bill 463

Curriculum Transparency

Requires school districts give parents transparency on curriculum
 

78%

78% AGREE parents SHOULD HAVE the right to review their children’s instructional materials.

Dem 62%  •  Ind 77%  •  Rep 93%

VETOED

Senate Bill 970

School Choice for All Families

Gives all families the right to choose private schools through the Wisconsin Parental Choice Program

65%

65% AGREE that all Wisconsin families SHOULD HAVE the right to choose private schools.

Dem 49%  •  Ind 60%  •  Rep 82%

Parents want educational freedom. School Choice Wisconsin believes if it’s your child, it should be your choice.

DOWNLOAD THE PDF (ENGLISH)
DOWNLOAD THE PDF (ESPAÑOL)

*Polling data from statewide survey of 700 likely voters by OnMessage Inc. on February 13 – 16, 2022.

PARENT CHOICE IN WISCONSIN

Wisconsin is a Pioneer in Education Reform

parent choice in wisconsin

Overview

The Milwaukee Parental Choice Program, enacted in 1990, was the nation’s first to allow low-income parents to choose private schools. Its 1995 expansion allowed parents to choose religious schools. Today, Wisconsin has four private school choice programs, a charter program, and an open enrollment program allowing transfers to non-resident districts. Positive results bear out the value of parental freedom. Those results come despite the fact that each program faces limits that constrain a true test of the power of giving parents control of their children’s education.

DOWNLOAD THE PDF