Wisconsin voters approved 43 out of 51 school funding referendums in this fall’s election. Combined with those approved in the spring election, voters have passed a total of 95 school funding measures this year.
According to a new report from the Wisconsin Policy Forum, the near-record approval rate is the second highest since 1993 and illustrates a rare moment of bipartisan support between Wisconsin’s Republican and Democratic voters.
To analyze the approved referenda, and what they mean for the future of Wisconsin’s schools, WORT producer Jonah Chester spoke with Ari Brown, a researcher with the Wisconsin Policy Forum.
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