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FILE - In this Feb. 21, 2011 file photo, a sign that says "I support my teacher" hangs on a statue outside the state Capitol in Madison, Wis. Twice as many public school teachers decided to retire this year as in each of the past two years, the leading edge of a mass exodus of public employees who decided to hang it up rather than pay more for their health insurance and pension benefits as required under changes pushed by Gov. Scott Walker and the Republican Legislature. (AP Photo/Jeffrey Phelps | AP

Students attending private voucher schools in Milwaukee and Racine scored lower than their public-school counterparts in Milwaukee Public Schools and the Racine Unified School District on the latest state standardized achievement test, according to results released by the state Tuesday.

And scores statewide plummeted - the effect of newly raised benchmarks for determining whether students are considered proficient or advanced in reading and math.

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