Lawsuit Challenges WI School Choice

Lawsuit Challenges WI School Choice

There is now a lawsuit that challenges school choice in Wisconsin. 

Kirk Bangstad, who owns the Minocqua Brewing Company, is leading the legal challenge to Wisconsin’s school choice programs. His suit says Wisconsin’s voucher program is designed to ‘harm school districts,’ and has been ‘devastating’ to Wisconsin public schools. Bangstad says school choice violates the Wisconsin Constitution’s public purpose requirement and uniform taxation clause.

Wisconsin’s state superintendent of schools says she welcomes the lawsuit, because she sees it as an opportunity for the state to put money where she thinks the priorities should be. School choice supporters in Wisconsin say school choice has helped kids escape failing public schools for years.

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