Wisconsin’s school voucher program has continued to swell in recent years. About 38,000 students in Wisconsin use vouchers to attend private schools at taxpayer expense. But that program may not continue to grow under the budget Governor Tony Evers has proposed. Evers has proposed capping how many students in the state can use public money to pay for private school tuition. Its about time. The school voucher program is costing us too much, and taking too many resources from public schools. Wisconsin taxpayers spent nearly $300 million on school vouchers last year, a nine percent increase from the year before. But many who receive taxpayer-funded tuition were already enrolled in the same private schools. They are simply now attending at our expense. Evers also wants our property tax bills to contain a breakdown of what it is costing each taxpayer to fund the voucher program. And these schools are largely unregulated, don’t have the same rules as public schools, and don’t have to report the outcome of their pricey education. Evers’ proposal is a good start. But perhaps it is time to have the legislature put the whole voucher program to an up and down vote. In the 30 years Wisconsin has offered vouchers, it has never been subjected to a public hearing. Instead, the program has been funded as part of a larger budget package, with no public input. Meanwhile, the costs of the program continue to grow, and public schools are paying the price.