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Enrollment in school vouchers is up, but resources are still limited

CREATED Feb 13, 2013

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  • Students in Angela Zisis' second-grade class at St. Rafael the Archangel School in Milwaukee, Angel Prado (from left), 7, Kandymarie Rangel, 7, and Ruby Martinez Martinez search for their papers during class Friday. As private-school vouchers appear poised for yet another expansion beyond Milwaukee, even school choice advocates say it's time to get more serious about tracking school quality. READ MORE | PHOTO GALLERY Image by Kristyna Wentz-Graff

MILWAUKEE - A report released Wednesday shows that enrollment in the private-school voucher program is up, but also found many "resource disparities" in many of the schools.

"A third of the voucher schools have no art, music or PE - not even part-time," said Erin Richards with the Journal Sentinel. "Two-thirds of the voucher high schools offer no AP courses, which can be key to preparing kids for higher education and helping them earn college credit before they get there."

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