Republican Wisconsin gubernatorial candidate and business owner Tim Michels has advocated for removing enrollment and income limits on school choice programs in Wisconsin to allow any parent to send their child to private school with a taxpayer-funded voucher, also known as “universal school choice.”
Multiple newsrooms have reported that the Michels campaign has not responded to questions about his plan or how much it would cost, nor does his “education blueprint” provide specific costs.
Currently, families who do not wish to enroll in their public school district have the option of open enrollment in another public school district or enrollment in a private school paid for by families. School choice vouchers allow some low-income families in certain communities or below a certain income threshold to get vouchers. Michels has said that implementing universal school choice would be in his first budget in 2023.
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