Rejected applicants for Milwaukee voucher schools sue

Aug. 19, 2009
Suit says private group should not have been allowed to reject their proposals

From The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel: Eleven organizers whose plans to open new voucher schools in Milwaukee were rejected have sued Wisconsin State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tony Evers and Marquette University. In July, the New Schools Approval Board approved plans for three new voucher schools and rejected 16 other applicants.

July 2009...from The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel: The New Schools Approval Board, authorized by the Wisconsin Legislature to control the entry of schools into Milwaukee's private school voucher program, gave a green light last week to only three new voucher schools for this fall. Each of them involves an existing education program that has not received public voucher payments previously. The board stopped 16 schools from opening, generally start-up operations.

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