Create "turnaround task force" to help school districts with failing schools
Will create a "state funded 'Turnaround Taskforce'" to "provide needed guidance to school districts ensuring that they don’t drain financial resources from Wisconsin’s many successful schools."
Task force has been tasked to accountability group
Updated: Monday, August 29th, 2011 | By Tom Kertscher
As a candidate, Gov. Scott Walker promised to create a "turnaround task force" to help school districts deal with failing schools.
The task force would "provide needed guidance to school districts, ensuring that they don't drain financial resources from Wisconsin"s many successful schools,” Walker said during his gubernatorial campaign.
Walker's spokesman, Cullen Werwie, said the promise is being pursued by a school accountability group formed in July 2011 by Walker and state Superintendent of Public Instruction Tony Evers.
The group would "provide technical assistance and support to improve the lowest-performing schools,” according to the Department of Public Instruction.
So, we rate this promise In the Works.
Email interview, Gov. Scott Walker spokesman Cullen Werwie, Aug. 26, 2011
Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction,Accountability Reform
Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction, accountability group news release, July 11, 2011
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