School advocates praise Walker’s plan to boost K-12 funding

Photo by Michelle Stocker, The Capital Times
Photo by Michelle Stocker, The Capital Times

By Briana Reilly
School advocates are praising Gov. Scott Walker's boost to K-12 public education, even while some are uncertain about the guv's methods for allocating per-pupil aid.
Southeast Wisconsin Schools Alliance Executive Director Terri Phillips Monday called the funding a "positive step," adding she's hopeful education advocates can work with the Legislature in the coming months.
Meanwhile, Department of Public Instruction spokesman Tom McCarthy called the increased funding "a positive thing for kids," although he said he wasn't sure why Walker decided to increase per-...

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