One Wisconsin Now Statements on John Matthews Retirement Announcement

'Every Community in Wisconsin Has Been Served by John Matthews' Tireless Fight for Public Schools, Students, Teachers & Parents'

MADISON, Wis. — One Wisconsin Now Executive Director Scot Ross released the following statements upon news long-time Madison Teachers Inc., Executive Director John Matthews has announced his retirement at the end of January.

“Every community in Wisconsin has been served by John Matthews’ tireless and always inventive fight for public schools, students, teachers and parents. He has been a friend, a mentor and supporter since my first day at One Wisconsin Now.

“Nowadays everyone claims they are ‘old school.’ John Matthews is the school they tore down to build the ‘old school.’ He may be retiring, but anyone who thinks John Matthews will stop fighting for public education, our teachers and students, is going to learn yet another lesson from this veteran warrior.”

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