Wis. committee passes limited accountability bill

By: AP Email
By: AP Email

MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- The Wisconsin state Senate Education Committee has passed a limited accountability bill that does not impose sanctions or assign letter grades to public and private choice schools.

The bill passed Thursday 8-1 instead simply requires that any school that takes public money must report a variety of data to the state Department of Public Instruction. The information would be included in the same report cards that are released currently for public schools.

The data on private voucher and charter schools would be included in the report cards starting with the 2015 school year. Current law requires them to report the data starting in the 2020 school year.

Attempts to pass a more comprehensive accountability bill with sanctions and giving schools letter grades has generated widespread opposition.


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