Voucher Schools May Face New Accountability Standards

Aug 15, 2013

State lawmakers are working on new rules for voucher schools.

Private schools participating in Wisconsin's voucher program would need to institute measurements to compare their effectiveness with public schools.

A proposal by the Republican controlled state legislature would add new accountability requirements to schools that receive voucher payments. One measure would include voucher schools in a state schools' report card prepared each year. The proposed new law would also allow officials to dismiss private schools that receive taxpayer dollars  if they don't perform well.  The proposed changes will be taken up by the legislature this fall.