School choice limited for now to Milwaukee and Racine

    The GOP-controlled Senate made quick work this week of legislation to ensure the school choice program doesn’t expand beyond Milwaukee and Racine without express legislative consent.
    School choice advocates had hoped to include Beloit and Green Bay in the expansion of the program outside Milwaukee that was written into the state budget. But final negotiations resulted in the expansion being limited to Racine.
    Still, the language crafted for the budget left open the possibility that other cities could eventually meet standards to allow a choice program to be established there without legislative approval.
    The bill was approved via voice vote.

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