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Taxpayer-funded school vouchers: 3,400+ students apply

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MADISON (AP) — More than 3,400 students have applied to receive a taxpayer-funded voucher to attend private and religious schools in Wisconsin next year, the second year of the statewide voucher program.

That is more than triple the enrollment cap of 1,000.

The Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction said Tuesday that six new schools or school systems will be admitted into the program next year. The first 25 schools that were in the program this year keep their 500 vouchers.

Because of a tie, the 26 schools with the most new applicants will divide up the 500 additional vouchers.

The six new schools are in Appleton, Bonduel, Sheboygan, Menasha-Neenah and Fond du Lac.

1 Comment

  • Cheri Bronk

    They really need to get rid of the school voucher program and start using that money to improve the inner city schools instead of paying to ship the kids out to schools that are much better. The suburban schools do not appreciate all of the hoodlums and gangsters that end up being sent from the inner city, believe me I know and have seen first hand what these kid do. Try solving the inner city problems before making them everyone else’s problem!

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