Committee to reject charter school approval board


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MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The Legislature's budget-writing budget committee plans to reject Gov. Scott Walker's proposal to create a new approval board to allow for more independent charter schools that operate outside the control of local public school boards.

Joint Finance Committee co-chair Sen. Alberta Darling said Tuesday that the Republican-controlled panel plans to vote down Walker's proposal. She says the state is not ready for an expansion of independent charter schools statewide.

Most charter schools in Wisconsin are run by school boards. Independent charter schools, which answer to state-approved agencies, only currently operate in Milwaukee and Racine.

Walker's budget would create a new state board to oversee approval of new entities that can authorize new independent charter schools statewide.

Similar proposals have failed in recent years.

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