Wisconsin taxpayers spent around $12,500 per student in 2018 for their public school system. This does not include construction or other capital spending.
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In the 2019-2020 school year, the maximum voucher amount given to Wisconsin school choice schools for each K-8 grade school student was around $7,900 and about $8,500 per student in graders 9-12. Each of these schools that accepts vouchers, of course, constructs its own building with no help from taxpayers.
Wisconsin taxpayers should actually appreciate school choice.
Grace Bartel, Madison
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