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Proposal Would Push Summer School and Extra Learning

Proposal Would Push Summer School and Extra Learning

Some budget reformers in Madison want to see Wisconsin’s share of the stimulus money spent on summer school and extra classes.

The Institute for Reforming Government yesterday suggested the state use one-point-five billion-dollars in stimulus money to get kids caught-up after a year of hybrid or virtual learning. The Institute’s CJ Szafir says kids are being left behind because of the coronavirus, he says the stimulus gives Wisconsin a chance to help get them back to where they should be. The money would go to schools, but would allow parents to choose which school. And it would only be paid if kids finish the extra classes.

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