MADISON - Wisconsin state superintendent Tony Evers says he is "deeply disappointed and saddened" by Gov. Scott Walker's education budget proposals that include an expansion of the voucher school program and a small increase in aid for public schools.
Evers said in a statement Monday that Walker's budget won't increase spending on public education because he doesn't allow the revenue limit which governs spending to increase.
Evers also notes that while 40 percent of the budget is dedicated to public education spending, only 20 percent of the new money Walker intends to spend would go for that.
Walker's proposal would increase aid to schools by 1 percent but also allow the private voucher program to expand beyond Milwaukee and Racine.
He is introducing his budget proposal on Wednesday.
MERRILL - A Northwoods school pulled off a big surprise on Friday to honor a few veterans. After months of planning, students and staff at Kate Goodrich Elementary got to see the payoff of all their hard work.
"It was like kind of overwhelming," said Wolfgang Lenk.
Lenk, Todd Annis, and Randy Perry had no idea they would be the guests of honor.
"To see all these kids and knowing how hard they worked selling all this, and now your name comes up that you're one of the three recipients, it was awesome," said Annis.
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