MADISON, Wis. — In response to the passage of legislation supporting educational freedom in Wisconsin, Government Affairs Director Marcus D. San Marino released the following statement on behalf of yes. every kid.
“Wisconsin families have benefitted from legislative leaders and Gov. Evers working together on a bipartisan basis. We are grateful for the governor’s commitment to helping families provide the best educational experience for their child.”
As part of an education package that includes SB330 and the biennial 2023-25 budget, more Wisconsin families will be empowered to customize their child’s education.
“Today’s compromise represents meaningful progress, but much work remains. The package does not address Wisconsin students who want to enroll in a public school located outside their zoned attendance boundary. We are optimistic that legislators and Gov. Evers will re-engage later this year to ensure every Wisconsin student is supported.”
The legislation increases funding for the state’s charter school students by more than 18% and increases funding for students who choose to attend a high-performing private school at any grade level through the state’s voucher program. These funding increases will result in more opportunities for students interested in participating in either program.
Polling indicates a majority of families believe education should be more personalized rather than standardized. With this education package, Gov. Evers, Senate President Devin LeMahieu and House Speaker Robin Vos have demonstrated a strong bipartisan commitment to expanding learning opportunities for Wisconsin students.