Evers veto education bill intended to help ‘at risk’ readers
MADISON, Wis. (AP) – Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers on Friday vetoed a plan that would have overhauled how elementary schools operate with young children who have trouble reading, saying he needs more money to support the changes.
The bill would have tripled the number of literacy tests young students take in school and would require educators to create a personalized reading plan for each student identified as an “at risk” reader. Supporters say the move would improve reading skills that have been poorly graded for decades.