IRG Action Statement on Governor Evers’ Veto of K-12 Education Reforms

Madison, Wis. — Governor Evers today vetoed the historic, comprehensive K-12 education reform package, which included school choice for all, breaking-up the failed Milwaukee Public School district, protecting parental rights, and expanding public charter schools.

“Because of Governor Evers, the future for children in Wisconsin is less bright today,” said Chris Reader, executive vice president of IRG Action. “Instead of standing with kids and families, he stood with the failed status quo and the education establishment. Now Wisconsin families will not have additional options on where their children go to school, students will not have access to new exceptional courses and materials, and the status quo will continue to perpetuate the failing Milwaukee Public School District. It’s a sad day for Wisconsin.”