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

Some critics of school choice argue the schools in the program are not measured for quality.

Private schools in Green Bay top the list - with six applying.  Sheboygan is next, with four schools filing the necessary paperwork.

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Republican legislators have not been walking in lockstep this time, with Gov. Scott Walker’s proposed state budget.

Republican negotiators are considering a plan to expand Wisconsin's Choice or voucher program statewide, according to a report by the Associated Press.

GOP lawmakers and Gov. Walker don't yet see eye-to-eye on expanding Wisconsin's school Choice or voucher program and creating a charter school board, so the Legislature's budget committee has delayed action on the items.

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The Joint Committee on Finance was expected to vote on the school vouchers on Wednesday; however, lawmakers adjourned without taking action on the item.

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The U.S. Department of Justice is warning Wisconsin that its school choice or voucher program cannot discriminate against students with disabilities.

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On Monday, Gov. Walker released a proposed expansion of the Wisconsin Choice or voucher program, and his plan includes the creation of a school voucher program for students with special needs. A group called Stop Special Needs Vouchers Wisconsin announced Monday that it will to fight the proposal. As WUWM’s LaToya Dennis reports, there are strong opinions on both sides, just as there have been with the state’s flagship voucher or choice program.

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