Several years ago, the Wisconsin Education Association Council sued to stop the operation of one of the state's first 'virtual' public charter schools. A resulting political compromise piece of legislation allowed these online public schools to continue to operate, but imposed a strict enrollment cap of 5,250. In his first state budget, Gov. Scott Walker eliminated that cap. This and other pro-student efforts have earned him praise from a variety of education reform advocates. Just this week, the Wisconsin Coalition of Virtual School Families named Walker their Rock Star of Education Reform. Bill Osmulski reports from Madison.
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