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SCWA Poll Shows Strong Bipartisan Support for School Choice

June 26, 2024

A recent poll conducted by School Choice Wisconsin Action demonstrates strong support for school choice among likely voters throughout Wisconsin. Presidential candidates are indeed in a dead heat, but school choice draws bipartisan support from Republicans, Independents, and Democrats. More than two-thirds of likely voters support school choice for all families. That includes 69 percent…

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DPI Report Cards: Choice Students More Likely to Attend Highest Achieving Schools

November 15, 2023

WEST ALLIS — According to state report cards released today by the Department of Public Instruction, students across Wisconsin’s three largest parental choice programs are more likely than their public school peers to attend a school that exceeds state-established expectations. The Department of Public Instruction found that more than 80 percent of students in the…

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SCW Responds to Minocqua Brewing Co. Lawsuit

October 13, 2023

WEST ALLIS — School Choice Wisconsin President Nicholas Kelly released the following statement in response to a lawsuit filed by Minocqua Brewing Co. President Kirk Bangstad that would kick 50,000+ low-income students out of Wisconsin’s parental choice programs: “Efforts to kill school choice will hurt thousands of low-income families throughout the state. In Milwaukee and Racine,…

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Statement from SCW President Regarding Proposed Bill Package

September 12, 2023

West Allis, Wisconsin – Nic Kelly, President of School Choice Wisconsin, issued the following statement after circulation of a co-sponsorship memo with six bill drafts by Wisconsin legislative democrats earlier today. The so-called “Investing in Our Kids’ Education Initiative – Public Money for Public Schools” bill package seeks drastic and harmful changes which would block…

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School choice triumph: Report card analysis shows voucher schools out-perform public schools

August 31, 2023

In an opinion piece published today on the website for the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, School Choice Wisconsin President Nicholas Kelly highlighted research that showed schools in Wisconsin’s private choice programs delivered exceptional bang for the buck when compared to public schools. The study can be found here. Excerpts from the op-ed are below, and the…

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Catch up on the latest SCWA outreach activities: Newsletter

April 11, 2023

PREVIEW: Joint Finance Committee (JFC) Budget Hearings The first Budget Hearing was held on Wednesday April 5 at the Waukesha Expo Center. SCW recruited seven schools to testify in person. The schools really stepped up to help! They were very enthusiastic and generous with their time preparing for the hearing and spending the day away…

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Be a Voice for School Choice! March 2023 Newsletter

March 31, 2023

PREVIEW: Dear School Choice Supporter, The demand for quality educational options nationwide is on the rise, as is public opinion supporting school choice. In Wisconsin, we are proud to have the oldest school choice program in the country, championed in the 1990s by bipartisan legislators and education leaders who believed low-income students should be able…

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Legislative Listening Sessions Dates — Have Your Voice Heard!

March 30, 2023

Legislators are holding in-district listening sessions to get constituent feedback. Take a look at the list below to see if your state representative or senator has scheduled a listening session and try to attend. If you don’t know who represents you, you can check online.   These listening sessions tend to be small and are…

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Wisconsin’s Parental Awakening

February 28, 2022

For Immediate Release February 28, 2022   One of the nation’s leading opinion research firms conducted a random, scientific sample poll in February of likely Wisconsin voters.  The survey focused largely on education issues. It showed significant support, across the political spectrum, for policies that expand parent options.  Respondents also were in broad agreement on…

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Wisconsin Parents Are Clear: They Have Rights

February 22, 2022

For Immediate Release February 22, 2022   Likely Wisconsin voters leave little doubt about the rights they believe parents should have when it comes to the schooling of the state’s children. Their views clash sharply with the Democratic Party official and state legislator who said parents wanting “to have a say” should home school or…

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Broad Cross Section of Wisconsin Voters Want School Choice Universal

February 22, 2022

For Immediate Release  February 22, 2022    Wisconsin voters strongly support making all families eligible for the state’s school choice programs and favor ending funding inequities between choice, charter, and traditional public schools. These are among key findings on education issues in a scientific, random sample poll conducted earlier this month by one of the…

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