Luther Olsen

Legislature tackles Wisconsin school funding formula, again

Leaders of a bipartisan task force tackling how to improve Wisconsin's complex, much-derided school aid formulas said Thursday they are dedicated to ensuring their recommendations don't "gather dust," but understand the challenges of making significant change.

Numerous similar studies have come and gone with no wholesale revision of the intricate formulas that determine how much money goes to the state's public, charter and private voucher schools.

But leaders of the latest task force, which includes lawmakers, private and public school leaders, academics and others, said this one will be different because there's buy-in from Republican leaders of the state...

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