Madison
54° F
Overcast
Overcast
Advertisement

Democrat calls for undoing cuts to public schools

Published On: Mar 21 2013 09:36:40 AM CDT
Updated On: Mar 21 2013 09:38:03 AM CDT
Desks in classroom
MADISON, Wis. -

Democratic state Rep. Cory Mason is urging members of the Legislature's budget committee to undo some of the cuts in funding to public schools, technical colleges and the University of Wisconsin System made in 2011.

Mason made the comments at the start of a Joint Finance Committee briefing Thursday on Gov. Scott Walker's latest budget.

Mason said Walker's budget places too much of an emphasis on private voucher schools and doesn't do enough for public schools. Walker's budget increases spending on vouchers and allows the program to grow outside of Milwaukee and Racine.

But his budget does not allow public school spending to increase.

Republican committee co-chair Rep. John Nygren said past funding decisions shouldn't be rehashed and instead lawmakers should be focused on how to improve education moving forward.

Advertisement
  • businesswoman working on computer in office

    iStock / shironosov

    Best ways to start every work day

    Morning routines are crucial for work day success, according to some career experts. Take a look at the most important things you should do at the start of every work day.

  • Lindsay Lohan in court new

    David McNew/Reuters

    Worst celebrity drivers

    NBA star Dwight Howard's Florida driver's license has been suspended after he failed to pay a ticket for running a red light, Reuters reported. In turns out Howard was ticketed an astonishing 10 times for running red lights in the Orlando area, and received four speeding tickets, 12 citations for failing to pay highway tolls and one citation for failing to change his address on his driver's license. Take a look at the worst celebrity drivers.

  • California fires night firefighters

    Noah Berger/Reuters

    Wildfires rage out of control in California

    Hundreds of homes have been destroyed by wildfires raging out of control in drought-stricken California. Thousands more are threatened.

Advertisement