Walker Signs Technical Changes To Voucher Program

7/20/17 – The private schools that get state tax money to educate low income kids will have to conduct background checks on their employees. Governor Scott Walker signed a bill to that effect Wednesday, as he made mostly technical changes to the state’s private school choice voucher program. Among other things, the new law eliminates academic performance standards for voucher schools — and the state’s public education agency did not object because the voucher schools will still have to be graded for school report cards.