Wisconsin’s K-12 public schools would receive a nearly $1.7 billion increase in state funding over the current budget cycle under state Superintendent Tony Evers’ two-year budget proposal released Sunday.
Evers, the Democrat challenging Gov. Scott Walker in the Nov. 6 election, is calling for the state to fund two-thirds of the per-pupil cost to educate students, something that hasn’t happened since the 2004-05 school year, according to Department of Public Instruction spokesman Tom McCarthy.
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Evers appeared to DUCK REPORTERS on this new plan. Could it be because he doesn't want to answer the question: How high will you raise taxes to do it?— Jay Weber (@JayWeber3) September 17, 2018
Tony Evers calls for nearly $1.7 billion hike in state funding for K-12 schools https://t.co/ksiMZ2gWFZ via @WiStateJournal
So the Tony Evers campaign puts out a plan to spend 1.7-billion more on schools every budget, then hide him from interviews about it. Very odd.— Jay Weber (@JayWeber3) September 17, 2018
Because they didn't want him answering the questions: How do you pay for it? What taxes do you raise?
Evers $1.4 billion hike won’t all make it into the classroom. Much will have to backfill the costs of his Act 10 repeal. Free health care and pensions without contributions aren’t cheap. It’s about the union, not the kids.— Eric Bott (@BottAFP) September 17, 2018