Big Cuts in Education Spending Will Damage Both Schools and the Economy


January 12, 2012

Massive reductions in state and local support for education will inflict severe damage to Wisconsin’s public schools, according to a new issue brief from the Wisconsin Budget Project. Wisconsin’s well-educated workforce has long been a foundation of the state’s economy. This blow to Wisconsin’s educational system threatens to undermine that key driver of economic development. The issue brief is available at http://www.wisconsinbudgetproject.org/education_cuts_wisconsin.pdf.

“To be competitive in the 21st century economy, Wisconsin must continue to invest in the education of our future workforce,” said Jon Peacock, director of the Wisconsin Budget Project. “The cuts we’re seeing in school districts all over the state represent a real threat to our state’s economic vitality.” Read the full press release.