Madison, Wis. — Today a broad coalition of state and national groups committed to education reform sent a letter to Governor Evers, leadership in the legislature, and State Superintendent Stanford Taylor asking them to use the American Rescue Plan’s new K-12 funding to support course access for struggling students. The letter encourages members to create more choice for parents and to provide courses for “missing” students so they can catch up on their education.

“Our children’s education is at stake — with the difficulties of virtual learning many students lost an entire year of education.”  said C.J. Szafir, President of IRG. “Wisconsin families know what’s best for their children and policymakers should work to give them the ability to choose courses that best suit their children’s needs. It’s a strong showing of support to have so many organizations united behind helping children and families.”

The coalition letter to the Gov. and lawmakers can be found here.

IRG’s policy paper on spending federal funds related to K-12 education can be found here.

Organizations that signed onto the coalition letter include:

The Institute for Reforming Government

Wisconsin Manufacturers & Commerce

Wisconsin Federation for Children

School Choice Wisconsin Action

ExcelinEd in Action

Wisconsin Institute for Law & Liberty

The John K. MacIver Institute for Public Policy

Badger Institute


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