Select Committee on the Economy: Highlights importance of school choice during housing hearing in Milwaukee

Date: April 14, 2022

The Select Committee on the Economy held a hearing discussing the housing and economic challenges in the city of Milwaukee, in particular focusing on redlining. Ranking Member Bryan Steil (WI-01) stressed the critical need to look at solutions that can help the next generation overcome historical barriers and succeed economically, particularly by promoting school choice.

Milwaukee has one of the oldest school choice programs in the country, with almost 30,000 students currently enrolled in the program. School choice is extremely popular in the Milwaukee area and has supporters on both sides of the aisle. During the hearing, Ranking Member Steil emphasized the need for parents to have access to the best educational opportunities so that children can attend a school that will work best for them.