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Assembly Bill 563

Relating To: Relating to: required instruction in civic education in the elementary and high school grades; high school graduation requirements; and requiring the exercise of rule-making authority. (FE)
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Lobbying Principals

Principal Name Notified Date Communication Date Comments Supporting Documentation  
Americans For Prosperity Notified Date 9/28/2021 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
Against
Report Date
9/28/2021

Comments
Our opposition is limited to the mandates on private schools.
Institute for Reforming Government Notified Date 9/22/2021 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
For
Report Date
9/22/2021

Comments
We strongly support improving civics education in K-12 schools, but do not agree with extending the curriculum requirements to private schools.
League of Women Voters of Wisconsin Notified Date 10/6/2021 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
Against
Report Date
10/6/2021

Supporting Documentation
20211006_Statement of AB 563.pdf

School Choice Wisconsin Action Notified Date 9/21/2021 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
Against
Report Date
9/21/2021

Wisconsin Association of School Boards Inc Notified Date 9/16/2021 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
Other
Report Date
9/16/2021

Comments
We changed our position from support to neutral because the bill was amended to exempt private schools and add unnecessary reporting requirements. All students should receive Civics instruction. We oppose requiring rulemaking for curriculum approval.
Wisconsin Catholic Conference Notified Date 9/16/2021 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
Against
Report Date
9/16/2021

Comments
Opposition is limited to the proposal's application to private schools.
Wisconsin Council of Religious and Independent Schools Notified Date 9/16/2021 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
Against
Report Date
9/16/2021

Comments
We object to the inclusion of all private schools. It's unnecessary government intrusion. National research published in The Hill in May 2020 shows private school students outperform public school students in civics education.
Wisconsin Education Association Council Notified Date 9/28/2021 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
Against
Report Date
9/28/2021

Supporting Documentation
20210928_WEAC Statement on AB 563.pdf

Wisconsin Family Action Inc Notified Date 9/21/2021 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
Against
Report Date
9/21/2021

Comments
Private schools (non-Choice) have not been clearly removed from the impact of this bill. In addition, we do not believe private schools involved in the Parental Choice Program should have to comply with this requirement either.
Wisconsin Institute for Law & Liberty Notified Date 9/23/2021 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
Against
Report Date
9/23/2021

Comments
We are opposed to the mandate on private schools.
Wisconsin Manufacturers & Commerce Notified Date 9/17/2021 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
For
Report Date
9/17/2021

Wisconsin Newspaper Association Notified Date 9/16/2021 Communication Date N/A Comments   Supporting Documentation  
For
Report Date
9/16/2021

Lobbying Efforts

  2021
January - June
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total
Total Hours Of Effort On This Matter 2021
January - June
2021
July - December
6.00
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total 6.00
School Choice Wisconsin Action 2021
January - June
2021
July - December
5.00
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total 5.00
Wisconsin Family Action Inc 2021
January - June
2021
July - December
1.00
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total 1.00