A bill that would call for closing failing public schools, and kicking lagging private schools out of the voucher program, is scheduled for a vote in a state Assembly committee.
The Education Committee planned to vote on the Republican-backed measure Thursday, clearing its way for the full Assembly to take up next month.
The bill differs from a more limited approach in the Senate, which passed a proposal calling for private schools to submit data public schools already provide for inclusion in report cards. However, the Senate bill does not include sanctions.
Assembly Republicans are pushing the more stringent bill that has sanctions but still would not assign letter grades to schools.