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Walker, Evers unite on education reforms

MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- Gov. Scott Walker and state superintendent Tony Evers are uniting to create a new accountability system to cover all publicly funded schools in Wisconsin.

The idea is to create a system that the federal government will allow Wisconsin to use instead of No Child Left Behind, which Walker and Evers both agree is ineffective.

Walker and Evers repeatedly clashed this year on Walker's push to expand voucher schools across the state as well as taking away collective bargaining rights from public teachers.

But both say they are excited about their collaboration which is also bringing together a number of public and private education backers who also have clashed in the past.

Their goal is to have a new accountability system framework proposal available for comments this fall.

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