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Evers calls for more public education money

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MADISON (WKOW) -- State Superintendent Tony Evers says Gov. Scott Walker's budget proposal pits public schools against choice schools and creates winners and losers. 

Evers urged members of the Legislature's budget committee on Thursday to divert money earmarked for roads and an income tax cut and instead spend it on public education. 

Walker's budget would freeze public school spending while it gives voucher and charter schools an increase of $96 million. It also expands the voucher program outside of Milwaukee and Racine. 

Evers also opposes Walker's plan to create vouchers for special needs students. He calls that a "dangerous experiment" because private schools aren't required to provide the same services as public schools. 

Senate Republican leaders have already said Walker's education proposals need to change. 

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