- Associated Press - Tuesday, January 13, 2015

MADISON, Wis. (AP) - Gov. Scott Walker is calling on the Legislature to pass a school accountability bill, but Republicans can’t agree on what should be in it.

Walker said in his State of the State speech Tuesday only that he wants a bill “ensuring objective information is available for each and every school receiving public funds in this state.”

The hard part is what that looks like.

Assembly Republicans introduced a bill that would force failing public schools to become independent charter schools. But Senate Republicans unveiled their own proposal earlier Tuesday that has no sanctions for public schools.

The Senate bill would also not assign letter grades to schools, like the Assembly bill would.

There are other differences that lawmakers will wrangle over in the coming weeks.



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