New school report card bill proposed in Assembly

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MADISON (AP) — Failing public schools could be closed and subpar private schools would no longer be able to accept taxpayer-funded voucher students under the latest version of an accountability bill introduced in the Assembly.

Bill sponsor Rep. Jim Steineke said Thursday that he’s hopeful the Senate will pass the bill before it adjourns for the year. The Assembly plans to vote on it next week on its final session day of the year.

The Senate has already passed a school accountability bill that does not include sanctions. At the time, Senate leaders said that was the only version of the proposal that had enough votes to pass.

Both Republicans and Democrats say they want greater accountability for all schools, but they haven’t been able to agree on what that should look like.


  • spoo

    I’m just sick of charter schools keeping kids until they get the money for the kid from the state, and them dumping them on MPS after they tell the parent, “Oh, your child would be better served by the specialists that a public school system can provide.” The money then, doesn’t follow the kid, it stays at the charter school even though the kid is no longer there.

  • spoo

    How does anybody expect any school system to thrive, when some of the kids coming in speak ONLY Spanish, and have never been to a school in their lives?

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