State Data: Wisconsin School Choice Program Working

Oct 20, 2016 | Press Release

Wisconsin School Choice Students Outperforming Peers in Traditional Public Schools

New data released from the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction (DPI) shows students in the Wisconsin’s three school choice programs outperform their peers in traditional public school. This is the second year in a row in which students from predominantly low-income families enrolled in the school choice programs demonstrated higher test scores on Wisconsin’s ACT and Forward exams compared to low-income students enrolled in traditional public schools.

“Today’s data from the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction demonstrates the program is working, it’s serving the needs of parents who want a better choice for their child and serving students by providing access to quality schools,” said Betsy DeVos, chairman of the American Federation for Children.

ACT Exam data found students in all three of Wisconsin’s school choice programs outperforming students statewide and students with similar demographics. State data also found similar results in Wisconsin’s Forward Exam.

“All three Parental Choice Programs, comprised predominately of low-income students, outscored their full-income counterparts across the entire state in public schools on the ACT,” Jim Bender said. “Combined with the Forward Exam, these results highlight superior outcomes at a fraction of the cost to taxpayers.”

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Wisconsin Federation for Children shared a link.Thursday, April 12th, 2018 at 2:22am
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Wisconsin Federation for ChildrenSaturday, February 24th, 2018 at 8:49am

Research once again shows school choice is working!

I support public schools and think we should be funding them. It’s easy for “ choice”schools to claim success when they don’t have to take the children who are more difficult to educate.
Because most of voucher users are already the rich and would already be headed to colleges. And handicapped and troubled kids are sent back to the public schools
they have booted out the "problem kids" and sent them back to the public schools who's funding has been cut because of the vouchers. When my kids were young you paid for the other schools out of your own pockets. there was no hand outs to pay for the "better" schools. And also paid taxes for schools too, and most getting the vouchers can afford to pay for the private schools. I stopped when I couldn't afford it any more and feel the kids got a better education out of going to public schools which offered more choices....
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Wisconsin Federation for ChildrenThursday, September 7th, 2017 at 8:57am

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