Wisconsin passes limited school accountability bill

Friday, March 21, 2014

Assembly Republicans backed down from pushing an expansive school accountability reform bill Thursday, instead passing the more limited Senate version approved with bipartisan support.

Republican lawmakers from both chambers struck a deal Thursday afternoon committing to meet this summer with “interested parties from all areas of K-12 education” and draft a comprehensive bill by January.

“Our goal is to create a system that will hold all schools accountable,” wrote Assembly Speaker Robin Vos, Senate Majority Leader Scott Fitzgerald, Sen. Paul Farrow and Rep. Jim Steineke in a letter to Gov. Scott Walker.

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