Mark Pocan explains how ALEC works via the Special Needs Scholarship bill

Here’s Wisconsin Senator Mark Pocan in March 13, 2012 illustrating our concerns about ALEC using the example of the Special Needs Scholarship Program. Kansas had its ALEC Special Needs Scholarship bill last session ( The section he refers to regarding hiring a company with experience evaluating these programs is Section 9 in the Kansas bill, rather than Section 8 in the Wisconsin bill. “Sec. 9. (a) The department may contract with one or more qualified researchers who have previous experience evaluating school choice programs to conduct a study of the program.”

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