The Federation for Children, a national education reform group, praises Gov. Walker for his school choice stand. Highlights:
Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker’s …[new budget] would significantly increase the number of educational options for low-income Milwaukee families by expanding access to the nation’s oldest school choice program.
The governor’s proposal would eliminate the cap on the number of students that can be enrolled in the program, expand the program to a larger population of Milwaukee residents, and extend the number of eligible schools to all of Milwaukee County.
“We will expand choice and charter programs to ensure that every kid gets a great education—no matter what zip code they live in,” Walker said in his speech unveiling the proposal yesterday.