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Statewide coalition promotes changes in school funding

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Stan Stricker
February 4, 2009

A statewide coalition of parents, business leaders, and educators are calling for a change in how school district's are funded. In unveiling their plan Wednesday at Craig High School in Janesville, "School Finance Network" and Janesville PTA member Cindy Squire says the current funding system isn't working.


Former Janesville School Board President Virginia Wyss says our children's futures are at stake. The funding plan is intended to target districts, programs, and children who need more resources. Cuba City Superintendent Sam McGrew says the public first must understand the need. Brookfield Assistant Superintendent of Schools Bob Borch admits the group has not identified where the legislature should raise the additional revenue suggested by the plan. The statewide coalition boasts more than 100,000 members.


It unveiled its plans in ten Wisconsin cities, and asks everyone to examine the plan posted on their website.

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