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Jill Underly discusses Wisconsin schools’ challenges, diversity, and censorship
State Superintendent of Public Instruction Jill Underly spoke with the Wisconsin Examiner about the state’s public education system, student achievement, school vouchers, attacks on diversity, and her hopes for the coming year. This conversation took place during a heavy snowstorm that caused school closures all over Wisconsin.
A “Parents Bill of Rights” Encourages Lawsuits
Republican legislators were preparing to hold an executive session on Assembly Bill 510, a “Parents Bill of Rights” that allows parents to sue if they feel their rights have been violated. The bill specifically relates to not being informed about medical services or discussions of controversial subjects at school. Parents who successfully assert a claim can recover various forms of relief, including up to $10,000 in compensation.
Jill Underly sees this bill as part of a broader