New Summary of K-12 Education Issues in Governor’s Budget

Friday, February 13, 2015 at 9:55 AM by

Governor Walker has proposed an education budget that cuts resources for children attending public schools, devotes additional public money to private schools, and cuts property taxes. A new budget summary released today by the Wisconsin Budget Project describes these and other aspects of the Governor’s education plan.

The new summary describes:

  • How the proposed cuts to education would come on top of dramatic reductions in resources for public schools that have already occurred;
  • How the Governor proposes to deliver a property tax cut by requiring most school districts to reduce the amount of money they taken in from property taxes; and
  • How an expansion of the school voucher program would increase the state budget line for tuition at private schools by $17 million, in addition to shifting funds from public schools to voucher schools.

Read the new summary here. You can also bookmark our page devoted to 2015-17 budget issues, which includes this summary as well as other analyses.

Tamarine Cornelius

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