AFP-WI: Evers Education Budget Doesn’t Prioritize Student Success
In the end, this proposal will hurt students trapped in low performing traditional public schools the most.
MADISON, Wis. – Americans for Prosperity-Wisconsin (AFP-WI) issued the following statement in advance of Gov. Tony Evers’ budget reveal, which will reportedly restrict educational freedom by freezing enrollment in Wisconsin’s educational opportunity programs and curbing the expansion of independent public charter schools. This proposal would likely prevent some of the highest performing schools in Wisconsin from expanding and make it harder for the state’s neediest students to access high-quality educational alternatives. In the end, this proposal will hurt students trapped in low performing traditional public schools the most.
AFP-WI believes that a quality education can happen in any school model – including public or private schools, charter or homeschools, virtual schools, and ways yet to be imagined, regardless of a child’s ZIP code. AFP-WI is committed to bringing all sides together to find solutions that best meet the needs of our state’s students and reject this dangerous proposal from the administration that divides our community.
AFP-WI State Director Eric Bott issued the following statement:
“Partisanship and a commitment to the status quo have impeded our ability to unite and realize true change for Wisconsin’s students, teachers and families. As we begin this new legislature and kick off the education debate in earnest, we – families, teachers, lawmakers, all Wisconsinites – should seize this extraordinary opportunity to work together to provide an education that empowers teachers and helps every kid find fulfillment and success.
“This budget runs antithetical to the purpose of education, which is to help every kid discover, sharpen, and apply their unique abilities so that they can better shape our future. By restricting options, this budget widens the gap between our children and the schooling options tailormade for them and their unique needs and circumstances. We urge the governor to join in the conversation to find ways to eliminate, not erect, barriers so every student can exercise their right to an individualized and quality education.
“Parents want more educational options for their children, yet this budget doesn’t reflect that. The Governor’s budget is driven by politics, when it should instead be driven by the needs and wants of Wisconsin’s parents and their kids.”
Through broad-based grassroots outreach, Americans for Prosperity (AFP) is driving long-term solutions to the country’s biggest problems. AFP activists engage friends and neighbors on key issues and encourage them to take an active role in building a culture of mutual benefit, where people succeed by helping one another. AFP recruits and unites Wisconsinites behind a common goal of advancing policies that will help people improve their lives. For more information, visit www.AmericansForProsperity.org
More about the 2019-2021 Wisconsin Budget
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- Evers Wants $2.5 Billion Capital Budget - Shawn Johnson - Mar 11th, 2019
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- Evers Budget Overlooks Convention Center - Corri Hess - Mar 8th, 2019
- School Leaders Back Evers Funding Plan - John Davis - Mar 7th, 2019
- WILL Budget Explainer: The Administrative State - Wisconsin Institute for Law & Liberty - Mar 7th, 2019
- Governor Evers Makes Historic Investments in Health Care Coverage and Access - Wisconsin Department of Health Services - Mar 6th, 2019
- Evers’ Budget Allows Immigrants In-State Tuition - Phoebe Petrovic - Mar 6th, 2019
- Murphy’s Law: Who Will Win State Budget Battle? - Bruce Murphy - Mar 5th, 2019
- The State of Politics: Governor’s Veto Power Looms Large - Steven Walters - Mar 4th, 2019
- Rural and Urban School Districts Express Support for Governor Evers’ Budget - Milwaukee Public Schools - Mar 1st, 2019
- Governor Evers Budget Prioritizes Real People Living Real Lives - Wisconsin Alliance for Women’s Health - Mar 1st, 2019
- Coalition for More Responsible Transportation Members Applaud Gov. Evers’ Proposed Transportation Budget - Coalition for More Responsible Transportation - Mar 1st, 2019
- Senate Majority Leader Scott Fitzgerald Responds to Governor Evers’ Budget Address - Senate Majority Leader Scott Fitzgerald - Feb 28th, 2019
- Rep. Considine Statement on Governor’s Budget - State Rep. Dave Considine - Feb 28th, 2019
- Senator Craig Responds to Governor Evers’ Budget Address - State Sen. David Craig - Feb 28th, 2019
- Rep. Shankland Commends Governor Evers on The People’s Budget - State Rep. Katrina Shankland - Feb 28th, 2019
- Rep. Robyn Vining Cheers The People’s Budget - State Rep. Robyn Vining - Feb 28th, 2019
- Milwaukee Area Labor Council Reaction State Budget - Milwaukee Area Labor Council - Feb 28th, 2019
- Statement from Rep. Brostoff in Support of Gov. Evers’ Redistricting Plan - State Rep. Jonathan Brostoff - Feb 28th, 2019
- The People’s Budget is a Win for Wisconsin - State Sen. Jennifer Shilling - Feb 28th, 2019
- Rep. Mark Spreitzer Applauds Gov. Evers’s Budget Address - State Rep. Mark Spreitzer - Feb 28th, 2019
- Gov. Tony Evers’ Budget Plan: Progress on Solutions for Student Loan Borrowers and Protections for Wisconsin Voter Rights - One Wisconsin Now - Feb 28th, 2019
- Governor Evers Gives 2019-21 Biennial Budget Address - Gov. Tony Evers - Feb 28th, 2019
- MacIver Responds To Reporters Being Barred From Evers Budget Briefing - MacIver Institute - Feb 28th, 2019
- AFP-WI: Evers Education Budget Doesn’t Prioritize Student Success - AFP Wisconsin - Feb 28th, 2019
- Evers’ Budget Will Include Nonpartisan Redistricting Process - Shawn Johnson - Feb 27th, 2019
- Representative Subeck Applauds Governor Evers’ Plan to Ensure Fair Election Maps - State Rep. Lisa Subeck - Feb 26th, 2019
- Rep. Robyn Vining Embraces Gov. Evers’ Inclusion of Redistricting in Budget - State Rep. Robyn Vining - Feb 26th, 2019
- Gov. Evers Announces Tribal Initiatives in State Budget - Gov. Tony Evers - Feb 26th, 2019
- Governor Evers’ Budget Targets School Choice: What You Need to Know - Wisconsin Institute for Law & Liberty - Feb 25th, 2019
- The State of Politics: 10 Issues to Watch in Evers Budget - Steven Walters - Feb 25th, 2019
- Evers Signals Gas Tax In His Budget - Danielle Kaeding - Feb 13th, 2019
- Evers Budget Will ‘Put Kids First’ - Shawn Johnson - Jan 30th, 2019
- Evers Wants Voucher Costs on Tax Bills - Shawn Johnson - Jan 3rd, 2019
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