Budget Boost Helps Wealthiest Schools

Governor Walker has proposed significantly increasing state support for public schools, but the bulk of the increase would be distributed to school districts in a way that does not take into account the challenges faced by districts with high numbers of students coming from families with low incomes.

Wisconsin State Superintendent Tony Evers has praised some components of the proposal, but cautioned the Governor about providing an increase in state aid on a flat per-student basis, saying “If you’re giving a wealthy district the same amount as a poorer district … over time that takes a toll.” 

 

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