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Wisconsin School Voucher Program Going Into Place

Tuesday, July 2nd, 2013 at 7:04 am

In Wisconsin, parents can now apply to use state money to send their kids to private school, if they aren’t happy with a public school.

Governor Scott Walker signed his budget Sunday, expanding the voucher program statewide.

The Associated Press reports the plan calls for $73 million to be used for voucher schools.

Five hundred students statewide can participate the first year and 1,000 students statewide can participate in the second year.

Also, no more than 1% of students in each district can participate.

Plus, public schools will see an increase in spending of $150 dollars per student.

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