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February 25, 2008

Doyle Defends Plan to Cap Virtual Schools Enrollment


Gov. Jim Doyle said that he can't understand why some are upset over his last-minute proposal to cap enrollment in virtual schools.

State lawmakers are trying to keep virtual schools open after a December court ruling said they were violating state law.

Without a change in law, as many as 12 schools that enroll 3,500 students could start closing as early as next school year.

Doyle recently told lawmakers that he would veto any bill that doesn't cap enrollment while state officials study several issues related to the schools.

Republicans and Democratic Sen. Jon Erpenbach have expressed frustration at Doyle's demands, which came after they thought they had agreement on a bill.

Posted by Jim Zellmer at February 25, 2008 11:15 PM
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