Walker not saying much about voucher school expansion

Gov. working on plans for program
Walker not saying much about voucher school expansion
Scott Walker

Gov. Scott Walker isn’t giving any details about how quickly Wisconsin’s private voucher school program may expand or in what form.

Walker has been working behind closed doors on his plans for the statewide voucher program, which currently has a lid of no more than 1,000 students. The voucher programs in Milwaukee and Racine have no enrollment caps.

Growing the voucher program is a priority for Walker and the Republican-controlled Legislature next year.

Walker did not clearly say Wednesday whether he wants to expand the program incrementally or all at once. He said during his re-election campaign he wanted it to grow incrementally.

His spokeswoman Laurel Patrick said Thursday that Walker “continues to consider options on lifting the cap as he works through the budget process.”