Evers says his ‘transformational budget’ will fund 4-year-old kindergarten for all students and achieve two-thirds state funding of schools

State Superintendent Tony Evers said Wednesday that he will propose a “transformational budget” that provides full funding of 4-year-old kindergarten and achieves the state’s longtime commitment of funding two-thirds the cost of local public schools “without any gimmicks while holding the line on taxes.” … “No more false choices. There’s a better way, and that is the high road,” Evers said in opening remarks at the Wisconsin Public Education Network Summer Summit at Appleton North High School.

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Voters demonstrate strong support for public schools by re-electing Evers, passing school referendums

Wisconsin voters again expressed their strong support for public schools Tuesday by overwhelmingly re-electing State Superintendent Tony Evers and passing school referendums. “As they have done many times before, Wisconsin residents on Tuesday sent a strong message that they want quality public education for their children,” said WEAC President Ron Martin. “They not only re-elected public school advocate Tony Evers by a large majority, they rejected the policies of his opponent, who supported expansion of private school charters and vouchers at the expense of public schools. And their support for local school referendums throughout the state adds an exclamation mark to their statement that they love their public schools.”

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Advocacy at the local level is generating strong support for public schools, Evers says

The advocacy work of educators and citizens at the local level has generated enormous support for public education throughout the state, State Superintendent Tony Evers said Saturday in an address to the WEAC Professional Issues Conference.

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Evers says Act 10 ‘turned off a generation of people who want to become teachers’

The 2011 state law known as Act 10 that stripped educators of their collective bargaining rights and reduced their voice in the classroom has “turned off a generation of people who want to become teachers,” State Superintendent Tony Evers said Monday at a pre-election forum. Evers said the law “made a hell of a big difference,’ and blamed it for a growing shortage of teachers in Wisconsin.

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Evers says wide margin of victory in primary reflects state’s commitment to public schools

Incumbent Tony Evers, who garnered nearly 70 percent of the vote in a three-way primary race for State Superintendent Tuesday, said his large margin of victory reflects the commitment of Wisconsin residents to quality public education. “And more importantly, I really tried in this election, thus far and I’m going to continue, to focus on the 860,000 public school kids and their needs and try to avoid the issue of this policy and that policy and focus on kids,” Evers said.

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