State DPI Wants More Money

Um… no. There are fewer and fewer kids in public education. Ergo, the budget for it should decline with the number of kids we are educating.

MADISON, Wis. — The state Department of Public Instruction wants $1.6 billion more included in its budget over the next couple years than the last budget, but that might not be a request the Republican-led finance committee will grant.

The department is asking for a total of $7.4 billion in 2021-22 and $7.7 billion in 2022-23, according to the Legislative Fiscal Bureau. This compares to $6.7 billion in 2020-21.

Mike Thompson, the deputy state superintendent, said the extra money will go toward initiatives in special education, equity and mental health aid.

“We think it’s a realistic budget,” he said. “We think it’s a budget that prioritizes what the citizens of Wisconsin want for educating their kids. It makes investments in kids, and what better investment can we make than in children?”

4 Responses to State DPI Wants More Money

  1. Avatar dad29 says:

    Alberta will see to it that their wish is granted, Owen.

  2. Avatar steveegg says:

    WEAC needs to replenish its subsidiary’s coffers ahead of the 2022 election.

  3. Avatar MjM says:

    First they F the kids up with wokism, racism, and environMENTALism, then demand hundreds of millions for wellness, mental health, and social workers.

  4. Avatar dad29 says:

    First they F the kids up with wokism, racism, and environMENTALism, then demand hundreds of millions for wellness, mental health, and social workers.

    No wonder the kids can’t read, can’t do math, and don’t know nothin’ ’bout history.

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