1. It drains money from our neighborhood schools. District estimates are that it could cost the district $27 million over the next 5 years;
2. It has been shown in Milwaukee and Racine to drive up property taxes and is likely to do so in Madison.
3. Voucher program has been running in Milwaukee for 20 years and has shown no increase in student learning.
4. There is no accountability for the private schools in the program.
Please e-mail or call these state legislators who co-chair the Joint Finance Committee and let them know we do not want this in Madison.
You may be told by their offices that you should contact your own legislators. The response should be that the Joint finance Committee is supposed to represent the state citizens, not just their specific constituents.
If you have time and want to contact more members of the Joint Finance Committee, their contact information is below.
Luther Olsen: firstname.lastname@example.org
Sheila Harsdorf: email@example.com
Joe Leibham: firstname.lastname@example.org
Mary Lazich: email@example.com
Glenn Grothman: firstname.lastname@example.org
Pat Strachota: email@example.com
Dale Kooyenga: firstname.lastname@example.org
Dean Knusdon: email@example.com
Dan LeMahieu: firstname.lastname@example.org
John Klenke: email@example.com
John Richards: firstname.lastname@example.org