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