Gov. Scott Walker has signed a bill to end Wisconsin's
classroom SAGE program.
Achievement Guarantee Program provides aid to schools that
maintain an 18-to-1 or 30-to-2 teacher-student ratio for
poor students in kindergarten through third grade. Schools
enter into five-year contracts under the program.
prohibits new SAGE contracts or renewals beyond one-year
extensions for deals expiring at the end of this school
place the measure creates a program called Achievement Gap
program would allow existing SAGE schools to earn aid by
implementing tutoring, coaching for teachers or maintaining
SAGE class ratios. Unlike SAGE, all participating grades
wouldn't have to meet the ratios.
Assembly passed the bill in June. The Senate passed it in