Vouchers - as well as state-sponsored tax credit programs that support private schools - divert resources from public schools, privatizing public education by subsidizing religious and private schools. Moreover, vouchers affect only a limited number of students and, as many studies show, don't improve their educational experiences.
Blog Posts on Vouchers
Wisconsin is marching inexorably down a path toward two separate publicly-funded education systems for our K-12 students. One is our traditional public schools; the other is a system of private voucher schools largely funded by taxpayer dollars.Read more>
The ultimate objective of private school voucher advocates is a statewide system of private school vouchers for all Wisconsin school children. Voucher expansion is not only bad education policy. It is bad fiscal policy as well.Read more>
Sold as a way to “empower” parents to improve the education attainment of their children, school choice initiatives take on many forms, including vouchers, “scholarships,” and tax credits. The most radical form of school choice is the so-called “parent trigger.” But rather then uniting parents in doing what’s best for children, the parent trigger bring deception, division and disruption to the community and leaves parents overwhelmed and powerless.Read more>