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The Future Of Public School Finances And Policies Remain Unclear

Dennis Brekke

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.