Tell your elected officials: Vote no to expansion of vouchers in state budget

The proposed Wisconsin state budget calls for more state and local funding to be siphoned off for unaccountable private voucher schools. For instance, the income cap is raised from 125 to 220 percent of the federal poverty level. There are other provisions, too, that open the taxpayers' checkbooks to subsidize private school tuition -- even though we have no representation on voucher school boards.

Public schools outperform vouchers, so why are our elected officials bent on siphoning even more public school funding away and handing it over to unaccountable private schools? Our students and communities value their neighborhood public schools -- and so should our legislators.