Former Wis. speaker Jensen taking more active role

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MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- Former Wisconsin state Assembly Speaker Scott Jensen is taking on a more public role in the debate over school accountability.

Jensen was convicted of three felonies for misconduct in office in 2006 but had them overturned in 2010. He started lobbying for school choice advocates in 2011.

Jensen's appearance before the Assembly Education Committee on Wednesday is the first time he's testified in the Legislature since he left office.

Jensen said Friday he decided to talk now because he wanted to show how serious the American Federation for Children was in finding an accountability bill that can pass.

Common Cause Wisconsin director Jay Heck says Jensen fundamentally undermined the public's confidence in clean government but his presence in the Capitol may not bother those who don't remember the details.

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