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Walker To Speak On School Choice


MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- Gov. Scott Walker is scheduled to give a speech next month about school choice at a national meeting of the American Federation for Children.

Walker is proposing expanding the voucher program that currently is only available to low-income students in Milwaukee. He wants to expand the program to all of Milwaukee County and phase out the low-income qualifying ceiling.

He also wants to do away with a requirement that voucher students take the same statewide achievement tests as students in public schools.

Walker is expected to talk about his proposal at the American Federation for Children event in Washington, D.C., on May 9.

Organizers say more than 300 school choice supporters are expected to attend the meeting.

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