Assembly Democrats say Republicans haven't done enough to address funding cuts and teacher shortages in Wisconsin's rural schools.
Democratic Assembly members said at a news conference Thursday that Republicans have no idea how to address the problem.
The Democratic news conference came the day after Republicans unveiled their priorities for the next legislative session which includes "solutions for problems facing students in rural school districts."
Democratic Assembly Leader Peter Barca says Republicans have had five years to address a multitude of problems facing rural schools, including declining enrollments and teacher shortages.
Democrats released a memo from the nonpartisan Legislative Fiscal Bureau showing that state aid targeted to rural schools has dropped 13.5 percent the past five years. Declining enrollment is one of several factors contributing to that drop.