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The Future Of Public School Finances And Policies Remain Unclear

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With debate over the state budget continuing, Wisconsin legislators are hearing from public school administrators around the state who are concerned about significant proposed cuts to K-12 education spending.

But funding is not the only hot-button education issue on the legislature's agenda. There are also debates over standardized testing, Common Core standards, integration programs, and voucher and charter schools.

In fact, it seems like a list of unprecedented proportions. So Alan Borsuk joined Lake Effect's Mitch Teich in the studio to help us understand what's going on:

Alan Borsuk is a former education reporter for the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, and still wrties a weekly column for the paper. He's now a senior fellow in law and public policy at Marquette University.