Private school vouchers open faith options for kids of color

  • Lorena Ramirez poses with her daughter Citlalli outside St. Anthony School Thursday, Oct. 20, 2022, in Milwaukee. School choice allows taxpayer money to pay for private school tuition instead of only financing public schools. “It’s a huge difference because it’s a support in faith and in values,” said Ramirez, whose four children attend St. Anthony, walking distance from home on Milwaukee’s south side. (AP Photo/Morry Gash)

  • A classroom building housing upper grades at Phoenix Christian School PreK-8 in Phoenix, Tuesday, Oct. 25, 2022. School choice — allowing public funds to pay for private school tuition and other education costs instead of only financing public schools — has become another front in the partisan battles over education this election season. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)

  • Lorena Ramirez poses with her daughter Citlalli outside St. Anthony School on Oct. 22 in Milwaukee. School choice allows taxpayer money to pay for private school tuition instead of only financing public schools. “It’s a huge difference because it’s a support in faith and in values,” said Ramirez, whose four children attend St. Anthony, walking distance from home on Milwaukee’s south side. (AP Photo/Morry Gash)

  • Jill Voss, physical education teacher and athletic director at Phoenix Christian School PreK-8, leads a class on campus in Phoenix, Tuesday, Oct. 25, 2022. Voss is using tuition assistance to send her three children to Phoenix Christian School PreK-8. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)

MILWAUKEE — On break in the hallway between St. Marcus Lutheran Church and its attached school, eighth grader Annii Kinepoway had no hesitation in explaining what she’s learned to love best here — the good Lord and good grades.