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Wisconsin: "Exploding special ed costs...taking money away from other...programs"

Aug 26, 2019, Urban Milwaukee: State School Spending Hits Record $6 Billion In February, Evers asked for $600 million more for special education programs – a jump Republican Sen. Luther Olsen, chairman of the Senate Education Committee, dismissed as unreasonable. In a recent Wisconsin Eye Civil Dialogue program, Olsen conceded that exploding special education costs have been taking money away from other classroom programs. But boosting spending to $100 million was all state government could afford, Olsen added.


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