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School vouchers, prison alternatives hot topics at forum

Citizens sound off at budget input session

7:03 PM, Apr. 16, 2013
Rebecca Mleziva, a UW-Manitowoc student, told state legislators it is important for the state to fund its public colleges with taxpayer dollars to the extent that they stay affordable and offer opportunities to gain knowledge for good careers.
Rebecca Mleziva, a UW-Manitowoc student, told state legislators it is important for the state to fund its public colleges with taxpayer dollars to the extent that they stay affordable and offer opportunities to gain knowledge for good careers.
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Gov. Scott Walker's plans to expand the state's voucher school program to students in certain school districts drew condemnation and praise at a budget public input session Monday, hosted by state Sen. Joe Leibham and state Rep. Paul Tittl.

Walker's voucher proposal, included as part of his proposed 2013-15 budget released in February, would allow the program to grow beyond Milwaukee and Racine into school districts with a minimum of 4,000 students where at least two schools have received grades of D or F on new report cards.

Under those criteria, the program would expand into nine cities ...

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