At request of Janesville Education Association, school board votes to support Voucher Transparency Bill

At the request of the Janesville Education Association, the Janesville School Board this week voted, 9-0, to support the Wisconsin Taxpayer Voucher Transparency Bill. The bill would require school districts to inform local taxpayers of how much the private school voucher program is costing them. The resolution notes that, statewide, property taxes increased by over $25 million in 2016-17 due to school boards levying to offset lost aid due to the voucher system.

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Wisconsin educators get global view of education issues

Worldwide efforts to privatize education was a big topic of discussion at the 7th World Congress of Education International held in Ottawa, Canada, in July. Among the delegates and official observers from NEA-USA were Wisconsin educators Mary Bell, Britt Hall, Glenn Schmidt, Mary Jo Fesenmaier, Bob Peterson, and Bob and Jeannie Lehmann.

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