Newsmakers: Tom Beebe ''A Penny for Kids''

Tom Beebe, executive director of the Wisconsin Alliance for Excellent Schools, travels the state on a grassroots "A Penny for Kids" mission to raise the 5% state sales tax to 6% to provide more money for public schools. In a Newsmakers interview, Beebe said the first ever cut in state aid for public schools last year forced more schools to eliminate critical classes, programs and employees. Increasing the sales tax to 6% would raise an additional $820 million, but no legislator has yet agreed to sponsor the change.  

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Newsmakers: Tom Beebe ''A Penny for Kids''
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