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School Choice & Charters Letter to the Editor

Milwaukee Voucher Rules ‘No Reason to Complain’

July 14, 2009 1 min read

To the Editor:

The new requirements the Wisconsin legislature is considering for Milwaukee’s voucher schools seem quite reasonable (“New Tethers Eyed for Milwaukee Vouchers,” June 17, 2009). After all, the state’s taxpayers are financing the program, and their legislature has every right to regulate what it pays for. Voucher schools and parents have no reason to complain. Indeed, the legislature is to be commended for making up somewhat for its original error of initiating the Milwaukee voucher plan—a plan voters would not have supported in a referendum and which the state supreme court failed to find violative of the state constitution.

Edd Doerr

President

Americans for Religious Liberty

Silver Spring, Md.

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A version of this article appeared in the July 15, 2009 edition of Education Week as Milwaukee Voucher Rules ‘No Reason to Complain’

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