As the voucher school system is expanding statewide, Republican lawmakers are drafting an accountability bill for those private schools. Meanwhile, the state’s largest teachers union remains watchful for this proposal.
“We believe every school should be set to high standards and high accountability. And it will be interesting to see if they (voucher schools) have to meet the state standards or if they’re going to create another system, a whole separate system of accountability, because right now we’re funding two education systems,” said Betsy Kippers president-elect of the Wisconsin Education Association Council.
WEAC has long criticized voucher schools for lack of accountability measures. Nevertheless, Kippers says they remain fundamentally opposed to the program’s use of tax dollars for private school education.