Private and religious schools looking to enter Wisconsin's
voucher program are met with tougher requirements.
Under new leglistation.
the 68 schools looking to enter the program next year
must maintain accreditation from legitimate agencies.
Previous law only required schools in the program
to receive accreditation, but not keep it.
Many felt it allowed under performing schools to keep
receiving taxpayer dollars.
While the new provision is met is some criticism.
one area private school leader believes it adds value
to a school's accountibility.
You're having to submit all your programs, what you're
doing, your test schools, all those things to an external
body that reviews that and help give you a fresh set
of eyes of you know, what are you doing really well,
what can you improve at, and setting goals.