Wow. Let's see: claim the state is broke. Claim the state cannot provide full funding for public education. Give tax breaks to wealthy. Continue to guarantee your home district is hit hardest by government cuts. Provide tax credits for private schools. Check.
The Badger Herald: Bill offers tax credits to private school families
“With the government already subsidizing private education by up to $6,500 per year for Milwaukee residents, the proposal would offer assistance, albeit a lesser amount, for outstate parents who want an alternative to the public school for their children,” Grothman said.
Grothman said the proposal would save money because every time a person goes to a private school instead of a public school it saves the state around $10,000 a person.
He also said the bill would allow parents upset with their current school system another option.
“Whether their concerns are Wisconsin’s declining test scores, a radical new sex education program pushed through the Legislature last year or public school teachers proselytizing a liberal political agenda in their schools, it is unfair not to provide a little assistance to independent-minded parents,” Grothman said.
Apparently the Republicans believe it's okay to use taxpayer dollars to subsidize private, religious education.... although not public education.
Does Glenn think most of his constituents are rich enough to send their kids to private schools? And that the rest of us should pay for them?
Yes, on all counts.