Statement of Senator Jon Erpenbach on public education action today in Joint Committee in Finance


“The education proposal adopted by Legislative Republicans cuts $18.1 million from school sparsity aid, reroutes additional funding to private voucher schools that do not have performance and accountability measures and caps 2018-19 general school aid at a lower funding level than 2010-11. You simply cannot argue these facts.”


“Democrats offered our education package that was voted down on party line. We want to work together and have tried through this whole process for a better budget for the people of this state. It is a shame that politics is more important than people and private school funding a priority over public schools.”


See the Democratic education package here: