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Wis. Voucher Aid Higher Than Public School Funding

By The Associated Press — April 04, 2017 1 min read
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Taxpayer-funded payments to children choosing to attend private schools in Wisconsin using a voucher will increase an estimated $217 per student in each of the next two years—payments that will continue to exceed per-student state aid for public schools.

State data show that the average voucher payment for a K-8 student next year will be $7,540 and $8,186 for a high school student. That compares with $6,703 in per-student state aid sent to public schools.

School choice advocates pointed out that public schools also benefit from local property-tax revenue, which combined with state aid, topped $10,300 per student this year school.

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A version of this article appeared in the April 05, 2017 edition of Education Week as Wis. Voucher Aid Higher than Public School Funding

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