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New school report card bill proposed in Assembly

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 MADISON (WKOW) -- Failing public schools could be closed and struggling private schools would no longer be able to accept taxpayer-funded voucher students under the latest version of an accountability bill introduced in the Assembly.

The bill's sponsor, Rep. Jim Steineke says he's hopeful the Senate will pass the bill before it adjourns for the year. The Assembly plans to vote on it next week on its final session day of the year.

The Senate already passed a school accountability bill, but it did not include the proposed sanctions. Senate leaders said that was the only version of the proposal that had enough votes to pass.
  
Members of both parties say they want greater accountability for all schools, they just haven't been able to agree on what that should look like.

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