- Associated Press - Tuesday, February 3, 2015

MADISON, Wis. (AP) - Gov. Scott Walker is proposing that all schools receiving public money also be graded on a variety of performance measures.

But unlike Assembly Republicans, Walker is not calling for there to be sanctions for failing schools.

Walker released his plan as part of the state budget Tuesday.

State Superintendent Tony Evers says he thinks the idea of sanctions is now dead.

But Republican Assembly Speaker Robin Vos voiced concerns about Walker’s approach, saying it didn’t make sense not to include sanctions as part of the plan.

Evers also opposes assigning letter grades to schools, saying that gives the wrong impression and doesn’t accurately reflect a school’s performance.

The Legislature has struggled for years to reach agreement on a school accountability plan.

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