Virtual School Enrollment Cap Stifles Choice

James Wigderson:

Today marks the beginning of School Choice Week.
Well, members of the Wisconsin legislature have several important choices ahead of them as they look at the educational landscape in this state.
The temptation is to sweep our state’s educational problems under the rug with one heck of a broom for an excuse, “there is no money.”
To give in to that temptation would be wrong and there are steps the legislature can take to restore educational innovation and improve educational access without breaking the bank.
One of the steps would be to eliminate the cap on online public charter school enrollment. The cap is one of the most shameful educational policy holdovers from the Governor Jim Doyle era, and it needs to be repealed.