According to Molly Beck of the Wisconsin State Journal, “John Humphries wants schools that persistently do not meet state standards to be converted into private voucher or charter schools, or a new model of public school or some other governance model.”
He told the State Journal if elected, he would propose to bid out management of low-performing schools on the state report card to any kind of school operator, including to private voucher operators, different public school models or others.
Beck correctly notes this plan is reminiscent of the school accountability bill proposed in 2015 by Rep. Jeremy Thiesfeldt, one of Humphries’ campaign chairs, that failed to gain support in the state legislature.
Humphries also proposes creating a state school board to oversee the Department of Public Instruction (DPI) made up of nine political appointees of the governor and legislators.
See the State Journal story linked below for reactions from the other candidates and more: State superintendent candidate in favor of converting low-performing schools