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School accountability bill heads to Assembly vote

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MADISON (WKOW) -- The state Assembly will vote on a bill Thursday to increase accountability of Wisconsin schools.

It would apply to taxpayer-funded schools, like voucher schools.    
Under a plan pushed by Governor Walker and approved by lawmakers, the voucher program will expand from 500 to 1,000 students next year.
Democratic candidate for governor Mary Burke said Wednesday she'd end the voucher program if she were elected, and Governor Walker defended it.

The Senate passed one version of an accountability bill earlier this month, but Senate Democrats said it didn't go far enough to hold voucher schools accountable.
The Assembly is set to vote on a different version Thursday.

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