Wisconsin Schools Seeking Record Money Through Referendums

A new report says Wisconsin
schools are asking taxpayers across the state to approve $1.4 billion in
referendums this November. The report released Wednesday says approving at
least $1.1 billion of the measures to borrow money or exceed state-imposed
revenue limits would set a record. 

Residents in 61 of the state’s 421 public
school districts will vote on 82 questions – in addition to the 74 referendums
placed on ballots earlier this year. 

Governor Scott Walker argues he is the “education
governor” because of recent funding increases, improved test scores, and a
tuition freeze across the UW-System. His opponent – state superintendent Tony
Evers – says schools were forced to ask taxpayers for money because of budget
cuts Walker
made to schools in 2011.