School advocates raise concerns over Assembly GOP’s whole grade sharing plan

An incentive program in the Assembly GOP K-12 plan for one district to send its students to another for instruction is looking to put more resources in the classroom, according to one backer.
Still, school advocates are concerned the program, paired with other provisions in the plan, would ultimately push small, rural districts to consolidate.
Rep. Mary Felzkowski, R-Irma, said inspiration for the program came from Iowa, with the goal being to increase efficiencies among state schools amid declining enrollment across Wisconsin.
“It’s a model to incentivise more dollars going into the classroom...

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