Plot Thickens for Literacy Changes

Plot Thickens for Literacy Changes

The top Republican in the Wisconsin Senate is urging the state’s superintendent of schools to move ahead with literacy changes for school kids. 

Senate Majority Leader Devin LeMahieu yesterday wrote a letter to the Department of Public Instruction and Superintendent Jill Undelry.  He said the governor’s partial veto of a plan to send 50 million-dollars to schools across the state should not stand in the way of other reading reforms that were approved by lawmakers. 

The governor changed the literacy plan, essentially allowing DPI to spend the 50 million as it sees fit.  Republican lawmakers are suing the governor over that veto.  LeMahieu’s letter says that lawsuit is no reason to stall other changes aimed at helping kids in Wisconsin read better.

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