Election Year K-12 Tax & Spending Rhetoric

Tom Kertscher:

Evers says that despite a recent increase in school funding, Walker “has taken over a billion dollars from the public schools.”

In Walker’s first year as governor, he cut school aid by $426.5 million from the previous year, Doyle’s final year as governor.

Because it took five years to get school funding back to that base level, it can be argued that Walker “took” a total of $1.17 billion from schools over that period.

But since then, Walker has increased school funding to the point that the deficit, in comparison to the base year, is $183.6 million.

For a statement that contains only an element of truth, our rating is Mostly False.


SIS on Tony Evers and Scott Walker

Campaign Websites: Tony Evers (lots of others running in the August 14, 2018 Democrat Party Primary) and Scott Walker.

Madison spends nearly $20,000 per student, despite long term, disastrous reading results.