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State superintendent blasts Walker's voucher plan

MADISON, Wis. (AP) - Wisconsin state superintendent Tony Evers says he is "deeply disappointed and saddened" by Gov. Scott Walker's education budget proposals that include an expansion of the voucher school program and a small increase in aid for public schools.

Evers said in a statement Monday that Walker's budget won't increase spending on public education because he doesn't allow the revenue limit which governs spending to increase.

Evers also notes that while 40% of the budget is dedicated to public education spending, only 20% of the new money Walker intends to spend would go for that.

Walker's proposal would increase aid to schools by 1% but also allow the private voucher program to expand beyond Milwaukee and Racine.

He is introducing his budget proposal on Wednesday.

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