Common Core, voucher school bills in jeopardy

Posted Thursday, March 13, 2014 --- 11:33 a.m.

MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- Proposals to rewrite Common Core academic standards, require increased reporting of private schools in the voucher program and limit regulations on sand mining in Wisconsin appear unlikely to pass as the Legislature reaches the end of its session.

Lawmakers are trying to reach agreement on a number of high-profile issues as the Assembly plans to wrap up its work for the year next week. The Senate also expects to meet only two more days, finishing on April 1.

Republican Senate Majority Leader Scott Fitzgerald says anything that hasn't already passed the Senate faces an uphill battle. That would include the bill giving the Legislature the power to rewrite academic standards and the proposal to prohibit local governments from creating new sand mine regulations.

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