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NEW INFORMATION: Committee cancels vote on school accountability

By: AP Email
By: AP Email

MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- A committee vote to pass a bill that would call for closing failing public schools, and kicking lagging private schools out of the voucher program, has been delayed.

The Education Committee planned to vote on the Republican-backed measure Thursday, clearing its way for the full Assembly to take up next month.

But committee chairman Rep. Steve Kestell says changes are still being discussed and the bill won't be ready for a vote this week.

Bill sponsor Rep. Jim Steineke says talks are ongoing with the Senate to find a bill that can pass both houses.

The Senate last week passed a more limited bill calling for private schools to submit data public schools already provide for inclusion in report cards. However, the Senate bill does not include sanctions.
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MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- A committee vote to pass a bill that would call for closing failing public schools, and kicking lagging private schools out of the voucher program, has been delayed.

The Education Committee planned to vote on the Republican-backed measure Thursday, clearing its way for the full Assembly to take up next month.

But committee chairman Rep. Steve Kestell says changes are still being discussed and the bill won't be ready for a vote this week.

The proposal differs from a more limited approach in the Senate, which passed a bill calling for private schools to submit data public schools already provide for inclusion in report cards. However, the Senate bill does not include sanctions.

Assembly Republicans are pushing the more stringent bill that has sanctions.
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MADISON, Wis. (AP) --A bill that would call for closing failing public schools, and kicking lagging private schools out of the voucher program, is scheduled for a vote in a state Assembly committee.

The Education Committee planned to vote on the Republican-backed measure Thursday, clearing its way for the full Assembly to take up next month.

The bill differs from a more limited approach in the Senate, which passed a proposal calling for private schools to submit data public schools already provide for inclusion in report cards. However, the Senate bill does not include sanctions.

Assembly Republicans are pushing the more stringent bill that has sanctions but still would not assign letter grades to schools.


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