Wisconsin submits Evers’ Education Accountability Plan to Trump, DeVos


Wisconsin has submitted a federally required school improvement plan to President Trump’s administration over objections from Gov. Walker and conservative groups that it doesn’t do enough to embrace innovative ideas, such as expanding private school choice programs. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos has four months to review Wisconsin’s plan and is likely to approve it. > FOX 21 Superior

What the pro-voucher camp is saying: School choice opponents’ arguments are ‘tired and false’


From the Wisconsin Institute for Law and Liberty: “By repeating the false narrative about school choice, Rep. Chris Taylor seeks to propagate a system where families most in need of alternatives are stuck in failing schools. Unlike Taylor, I refuse to sacrifice the education of our children at the altar of the public school establishment.” > Cap Times

Lawmakers set new schools funding and voucher expansion for next state budget


Republican lawmakers writing the next state budget voted Monday night to include a $639 million funding increase for Wisconsin schools — about $10 million less than the record amount Gov. Scott Walker proposed earlier this year. The budget-writing committee also increased the household income limits for participation in the statewide private voucher school program. > Wisconsin State Journal

Lawmakers to take up funding bump for schools, expanding vouchers


Lawmakers writing the next state budget will vote Monday to include a funding increase for Wisconsin schools that is less than the record increase Gov. Walker has proposed. They also plan to increase the household income limits for the statewide private voucher school program. > Wisconsin State Journal

Rep. Taylor: The ABCs of ALEC (Anything But public school Children)


Rep. Chris Taylor, a Democratic member of the Wisconsin Assembly, regularly attends the annual meeting of the right-wing American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC). This is the third of three op-eds chronicling her experience at this year’s event. > Cap Times

State senate proposal has school districts paying large share of vouchers funding


A plan proposed by Senate Republicans Tuesday would spend $580 million on the Milwaukee, Racine and Statewide Parental Choice programs over the next two years. But more than a third would be paid for with cuts to the affected districts, who’d have to reduce budgets or increase taxes to fill the holes. > Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Kevin Nicholson officially enters race against Baldwin with this launch video

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Former Marine and former Democrat Kevin Nicholson today became the first Republican to get into the 2018 race against Sen. Tammy Baldwin next year. Hailing from Delafield, Nicholson launched his campaign with this video, strongly emphasizing his military service and casting himself as a “conservative outsider” who is pro-life, pro-gun and pro-voucher. > Wisconsin Public Radio.