Wisconsin Governor Doyle: Special session possible to pass education reforms


Gov. Jim Doyle is expressing confidence that key components of a package of education reforms he’s proposed will make it through the Legislature this fall.
On Sunday’s “UpFront with Mike Gousha” Doyle said a number of the proposals, designed to position the state to capture federal “Race to the Top” funds for educational improvement, will be introduced this week.
“We really are focused on getting the job done,” Doyle said.
Doyle held open the possibility of calling a special session if it were needed. The Legislature’s fall floor session ends next week. Senate Majority Leader Russ Decker said in an interview with WisPolitics.com last week that a special session may be possible.
The reforms include allowing student test scores to be used in teacher evaluation, increasing the length of school days or the school year and tracking individual student achievement, among other measures.