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Bill Lueders column: Money greases skids for school choice

7:13 PM, May 26, 2013
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Wisconsin has long played a pivotal role in the national movement to redirect taxpayer dollars to private, often parochial schools. And money - much of it from out-of-state - has played a huge part in that process.

Wisconsin Democracy Campaign, a nonpartisan watchdog, recently reported that "wealthy campaign contributors and shadowy electioneering groups" spent nearly $10 million in Wisconsin over the past decade to back parental school choice.

Choice supporters gave $2.8 million in donations to state candidates and spent another $7 million on electioneering activities such as ads ...

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