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The Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction (DPI) has the power of interpreting laws regarding the voucher system and has increased and changed its reporting procedures that end up placing burdens on participating voucher schools and limit eligibility for students. Apparently, DPI makes complicated rules, like requiring parents to actually staple their income tax return to their voucher application. Although the state legislature has rectified some of these issues, DPI seems to come up with more and more.
Voucher school officials are bogged down by the never ending rules placed on them; they just want to run their schools efficiently and help the kids the best they can, but they just keep running into road block after road block. They keep participating in the voucher system because their communities have a demand for better education options.
It doesn’t help that the elected State Superintendent, Tony Evers, does not think voucher systems should exist. It’s a giant conflict of interest for the state of Wisconsin.
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