- Associated Press - Friday, January 23, 2015

MILWAUKEE (AP) - Gov. Scott Walker is telling Wisconsin public school district administrators that he does not support sanctions included in a Republican proposal targeting failing schools.

Walker reiterated his position against sanctions during a speech Friday in Milwaukee at an annual education convention that draws superintendents, principals and other school officials.

Assembly Republicans have proposed forcing failing public schools to convert to independent charter schools. Walker says he does not support that, and instead wants to give parents and communities comparable information about different schools so they can make an informed decision about where to send their children.

Walker says he also opposes creating new boards to oversee the accountability process, something Senate Republicans are calling for.

The Senate bill has no sanctions.



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