May 30, 2013
Statement on the GOP Voucher Expansion Plan
MADISON - The following is a statement of Senate Democratic Leader Chris Larson on the proposed GOP plan to expand vouchers.
"Republicans can continue to haggle over the minute details of their expansion of unaccountable voucher school funding, but the fact remains that any expansion is unacceptable and should not be included in the state budget. Future generations of Wisconsin workers won't to learn needed skills at voucher schools that do not provide a better education and only waste taxpayer dollars.
"We cannot ignore study after study showing that voucher schools do not fulfill the promise of a better education for our children. After 23 years and $1.5 Billion spent on vouchers in Milwaukee, we know this is a losing bet for taxpayers. Instead, we should finally invest in our community schools."