American Federation for Children: Gov. Walker and Legislature approve school choice expansion

Today, Governor Walker signed into law the 2017-19 state budget which includes several notable wins for parents ranging from increased eligibility for working class families, a major expansion for the Special Needs Scholarship Program, and more options for parents by making all public universities and colleges charter authorizers.

The budget also included a substantial per student funding increase for all public, choice and charter schools.

Statement from Justin Moralez of the American Federation for Children:

“The American Federation for Children applauds the Legislature on their efforts to improve all our state’s schools and thanks the Governor for signing the budget. These changes show a strong commitment to what we know parents desire: additional funding for schools and increased quality options.”

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