Wisconsin has several school-choice programs; figures released by the State Department of Education show that all of the programs saw ample growth in attendance. Matt Frendewey with the American Federation for Children spoke with OneNewsNow.
"The Milwaukee Parental Choice Program ... started in 1990 with just 337 students in the program," he notes. "And now, 26 years later, there are over 28,000 students in the program."
The Milwaukee Parental Choice Program, which is considered the nation's first modern private school-choice program, offers private school vouchers to low-income students in the Milwaukee district.
Frendewey doesn't anticipate the demand from parents for more choice will dwindle.
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