Become an advocate

Help provide more options to families, and give our students a brighter future by voicing your opinion today. Click on a topic below to urge your legislators to support our families and make Wisconsin a leader in education!

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Together, we can help every student get a great education

WCRIS has been helping religious and independent schools and the families they serve for 37 years.

We believe parents are the primary educators of their children, and defend their right to choose an education that is right for their individual students.

Most people cannot afford to pay for education twice, first in taxes and again in private school tuition. Public policies should support parents and provide them the option of using public funds to send their children to the school that can best meet their needs. Help provide more options to families, and give our students a brighter future by voicing your opinion today. Click on a topic below to urge your legislators to support our families and make Wisconsin a leader in education!



Student Equality

The legislature is considering putting private school students at the back of the line for school choice scholarships, even though they meet all the requirements for the program. Help ensure all low-income students have the same opportunities by urging your legislators not to discriminate against private school students!


Special Needs Scholarship

Many special needs students are not able to attend private schools due to income restrictions. Help make a change by urging your legislators to support a Special Needs Scholarship program which would provide funding to help students with special needs attend the private school of their choice.

Tuition Tax Deduction

Last year we asked our elected officials to support a tax deduction for private school tuition and many of them listened. Now opponents are skewing the issue, using it to divide communities and mislead the general public. Take a moment to send your elected officials a friendly email expressing your support for the tuition tax deduction.

Opportunity Scholarship

Giving our students a chance to thrive is all about providing opportunities. With Opportunity Scholarships, individuals or businesses can receive a tax credit for donating funds to help low-income students make their goals a reality. Tell your legislators that students from low-income families deserve a great education too!

Government Oversight

Our private schools are special, and we want to keep them that way! Private schools can offer a unique educational experience because they are independent and not mandated by burdensome regulations. Let your legislators know you support keeping our private schools strong by keeping them independent.

Expanding School Choice

Zip codes and economic status should not determine whether or not a child receives a quality education! Help ensure every child in Wisconsin gets the best education for them regardless of household income.
Ask your legislators to support an expansion of Wisconsin’s historic School Choice program.