Monday, September 26th, 2016

Trapped by geography

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The State Senate passed a bill, SB2, earlier this year that would expand open enrollment all year. The State Assembly passed an amended version that would only allow open enrollment outside the three months in the spring if the district losing the student consents. Assembly Education Committee Chairman Steve Kestell (R-Elkhart Lake) actually defended the amended version by complaining about the marketing efforts of the state’s virtual schools. No word how Kestell feels about WEAC’s “marketing” efforts.

This week at the MacIver Institute, I relate a personal story about my son’s education and why it’s so important that the legislature do the right thing by adopting the state senate version. It would be nice if Assembly Speaker Jeff Fitzgerald made education a priority in his campaign for US Senate, and he could start by getting his caucus to adopt SB2 as it was passed by the state senate.

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