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Thursday, March 15, 2012

 6:38 PM 

Assembly approves guv's 'read to lead'

The Assembly has concurred in SB 461, which would establish the governor's Read to Lead Development Council and a related segretated fund.

Dems criticized the measure, arguing that the bill lacks accountability for voucher schools.

Rep. Fred Clark, D-Baraboo, said that while the bill does some good things, the final product "looks a lot like swiss cheese."

Rep. Steve Kestell, R-Elkhart Lake, countered the school accountability piece of the task force simply "wasn't ready" for this session. He said the rest of the legislation includes a series of excellent reforms and urged lawmakers not to kill the bill.

It was approved 80-14 and now heads to Gov. Scott Walker's desk.


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