ON-Lion Letter
"There's no question that the Wisconsin Constitution gives the state Superintendent of Public Instruction supervisory power over public education," begins a new report from the Education Action Group Foundation and the Wisconsin Institute for Law & Liberty (WILL).  "And there's no question the current superintendent, Dr. Tony Evers, is highly critical of the state's private school voucher program, which under the terms of recent changes allows a certain number of K-12 students throughout the state to use publicly funded vouchers to pay for tuition at private schools.

"Many private school officials contend Evers and his staff at the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction (DPI) use their regulatory powers to unfairly harass and intimidate them," continues DPI's War on Wisconsin's School Choice Program.  "The private school officials who make these claims are clearly afraid of Evers and the DPI.  None of them were willing to be identified for this report.  They only agreed to speak anonymously, due to fear of retribution by DPI against their schools.

"Evers and his agency continue to deal with private schools in what is described as an antagonistic manner," it goes on, "and the schools are forced to jump through excessive regulatory hoops if they want to remain eligible for the voucher program."

The Lynde and Harry Bradley Foundation in Milwaukee supports both the Education Action Group Foundation and WILL.
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