Private School Vouchers Cost $350 Million

A closer look reveals that most of the private-school students who make up that 81% were already in the voucher program last year. [Urban Milwaukee]

UNSPUN: May 22, 2019

Republicans are suggesting less additional funding for K-12 schools, as part of their discussion on Governor Tony Evers' Budget [WMTV-TV]

In gubernatorial election, Delavan-Darien a hot-button topic for Democrats

Analiese Eicher, program director at the liberal advocacy group One Wisconsin Now, said Delavan-Darien is an easy target for Democrats running for governor. Aside from being Walker’s home district, Eicher said Delavan-Darien is the most recent district in the state suffering from cuts. … “It is a primary example, especially given how Walker likes to […] [Janesville Gazette]

State superintendent candidates spar in final debate before election

Emails released to reporters and liberal advocacy group One Wisconsin Now earlier this month showed Holtz used his Whitnall School District email account to discuss campaign strategy with his wife during the school day. Whitnall serves Hales Corners and a portion of Greenfield. [Wisconsin State Journal]

Whitnall School District won’t try to recoup wages from Lowell Holtz

In February, the offices of the Milwaukee and Rock County district attorneys were contacted by liberal advocacy group One Wisconsin Now, which requested the attorneys review whether Holtz campaigned on district time…Brunette said “it is very clear” Holtz “did enormous amounts of campaign work on district time” based on emails released to reporters and One […] [Wisconsin State Journal]

Amery Voter Guide: Spring election is April 4

Lowell Holtz, who calls himself the “kidservative,” has promised to embrace local control, improve student performance, and attract and retain high-quality teachers. He was embroiled in a bit of controversy in February when John Humphries, who lost the primary election, said Holtz had suggested one of them end their campaign in exchange for a position […] [Amery Free Press]