Governor Scott Walker's plan to expand school vouchers in Wisconsin would affect three districts in northeast Wisconsin.
This includes Green Bay, Sheboygan, and Fond du Lac.
Vouchers allow parents who qualify to send their children to private schools using taxpayer money.
The Fond du Lac superintendent fears the change could come at a tremendous cost. He says that it's not fair that the voucher schools aren't graded and given report cards the way public schools are.
"I am all for healthy competition. I'm very supportive of hard work. What I'm not supportive of is a voucher system that would not have an apples to apples comparison, in terms of expectations, in terms of responsibility, in terms of accountability," said Supt. James Sebert.
Right now, Fond du Lac, has three schools that the state says haven't lived up to expectations, receiving either a D or F by the Department of Public Instruction.
The governor says his proposal to expand the voucher program gives parents control.
"My goal was help improve public schools for those that are failing to live up to expectations, giving them ways of turning it around. But if they can't, I think in those schools in those districts where those schools are at with schools failing to live up to expectations, we should give those families a viable alternative," said Gov. Walker.
In Appleton Monday night, the governor defended his proposal as the guest speaker at the Outagamie County Republicans Lincoln Day Dinner.
At this point, the Fond du Lac school district isn't sure how many students it might lose if it had to participate in the voucher system.
Sebert said, "In public education, we get up everyday and we work very hard for the students we are fortunate to serve. That's going to continue, and we take great pride in the work we do."
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