Education Category Archive


  • Voucher Programs Expand, Creating Debates About Public School Funding

    “A closer look at the data shows many of the students receiving vouchers aren’t changing from a public to a private school, they were already attending private school.”

    Daily Cardinal, 10/21/2019
  • 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, 10/18/2019
  • Over 81 Percent of Students Snagging Taxpayer-Funded Private School Vouchers in Statewide Program This School Year Attended A Private School Last Year

    Nearly 82 percent of students in the statewide expansion of the program in the 2019-20 school year attended a private school in the previous school year.

    One Wisconsin Now, 10/17/2019
  • Crises Collide: Low Teacher Pay Intensifies Student Loan Debt Crisis for Educators

    The more college debt that students incur, the less likely they are to choose to work in a lower-wage profession such as teaching.

    One Wisconsin Now, 10/01/2019
  • State of Staffing K-12 Public Schools: Help Wanted

    Wisconsin schools are seeing the fallout from the teacher exodus and shortage of college students pursuing a career in education.

    One Wisconsin Now, 09/18/2019
  • Analiese Eicher: Teachers Are in Short Supply As Children Head Back to School

    Wisconsin public schools are more challenged than ever to have ... good teachers in every classroom.

    Capital Times, 09/03/2019
  • Teachers in Short Supply As Children Head Back to School

    The back to school assignment for the state Legislature as they return for their fall session is to work to stem the teacher shortage.

    Superior Telegram, 08/29/2019
  • Republicans Say Tony Evers Swayed GOP Budget

    Analiese Eicher argued that Evers, by seeking $1.4 billion ask for public education, forced Republicans to offer more.

    Wisconsin State Journal, 06/30/2019
  • Statewide Survey Finds Public Sides With Gov. Tony Evers, Democrats on Education Issues

    Key findings include a majority of voters trust Gov. Evers and Democrats versus Republicans on education issues.

    One Wisconsin Now, 06/24/2019
  • 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, 05/22/2019
  • No Appreciation for Teachers From Republicans on Joint Committee on Finance

    Republicans are showing anything but appreciation as they seek to strip an important provision from Gov. Tony Evers’ budget.

    One Wisconsin Now, 05/09/2019
  • Support for Parts of Evers’ Education Budget Struggles in Poll, Conservative Group Says

    One Wisconsin Now said WILL isn't an organization producing unbiased information because they're ... a lobbying organization.

    Capital Times, 04/09/2019
  • Top Republican Legislator Admits GOP Tax Scheme Could Lead to Cuts to Public School Funding

    Robin Vos’ scheme to protect a tax loophole that unfairly benefits the wealthiest could result in cuts to public school funding

    One Wisconsin Now, 02/12/2019
  • A Better Future

    SCOTT WALKER: We have worked hard to improve education. Froze tuition, put more money in the classroom, and gave schools more control to hire the best and the brightest. Today, Wisconsin ranks...

    One Wisconsin Now, 09/28/2018
  • Great Place for Children and Families

    SCOTT WALKER: Hi, I’m Scott Walker And this, this is our future. We want Wisconsin to be a great place for children and families, so we made historic investments in schools –...

    One Wisconsin Now, 09/20/2018
  • Jumpstart

    SCOTT WALKER: In Wisconsin, we’re rethinking K-12 education. TIFFANY: Technical design. TONY: Electrician. SCOTT WALKER: Giving high school graduates options other than a four-year degree. ALEX: Metal fabrication. TONY: We doubled funding...

    One Wisconsin Now, 09/04/2018
  • Private School Voucher Backers Top $7.5 Million in Donations to Wisconsin Politicians

    With state campaign finance reports in, school privatization backers have larded campaign accounts with $7.5 million in campaign contributions since 2008.

    One Wisconsin Now, 08/10/2018
  • The Wisconsin Governor’s Race Might Be Decided by Education

    Voters think about a lot of things at the polls: immigration, the economy, health care, gun policy, and—more cynically—party affiliation. But education is an issue that doesn’t typically poll near the top...

    The Atlantic, 08/08/2018
  • 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...

    Janesville Gazette, 08/05/2018
  • Scott Walker’s Claim of ‘record’ State Spending on Schools Doesn’t Account for Inflation

    Our rating Walker says he made “a record investment in schools.” He refers to the $11.5 billion being spent on kindergarten-through-12th grade schools in his 2017-’19 state budget. In raw dollars, that...

    PolitiFact, 08/03/2018
  • Scott Walker Broke the Unions. Now He Says He’s the ‘education Governor’

    Republican Gov. Scott Walker became a conservative icon by breaking the teachers union in Wisconsin. Seven years later, he’s facing the political fight of his life against the state schools superintendent, and...

    Politico, 07/31/2018
  • Scott Walker Is Fucking Desperate

    Scott Walker, the governor of Wisconsin and a very sleepy-looking man, is running for a third term in November after spending his first eight years in office fucking over public workers by...

    Splinter, 07/31/2018
  • Tony Evers’ First Ad Promises to Boost Education; Gov. Scott Walker Defends Foxconn Deal

    Walker’s campaign has booked $2.3 million in television ads across the state between May and mid-August, according to research by liberal group One Wisconsin Now.

    Associated Press, 07/31/2018
  • Worst Governor on Public Education Hosts Worst Secretary of Department of Education

    The worst governor for public education in state history, Scott Walker, is hosting the worst Secretary of the Dept. of Education in U.S. history, Betsy DeVos.

    One Wisconsin Now, 07/24/2018
  • Students First

    ANITA: I teach elementary school in Racine, and I can tell you one size does not fit all when it comes to our kids. And Gov. Walker gets it. He gave schools...

    One Wisconsin Now, 07/19/2018
  • More Resources in the Classroom

    JEANIE: I’ve taught elementary school for 27 years and I love my job. Governor Walker’s reforms have put more resources in the classrooms this year. $200 more per year for every Wisconsin...

    One Wisconsin Now, 07/10/2018
  • Bice: Teacher Revocations Spike Under Tony Evers After GOP Accuses Him of Being Tardy on Issue

    Shortly after Republicans accused him of being soft on teachers guilty of improper and immoral conduct, state schools Superintendent Tony Evers cracked down. Records show Evers, the frontrunner for the Democratic nomination...

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 07/05/2018
  • Gov. Scott Walker Says State Schools Chief Tony Evers Is Ignoring His Ability to Take Over Schools

    Walker said “Democrats gave the superintendent of public instruction, back in 2009, the ability to take over failing schools. … The current superintendent has failed to do that.” While the law in...

    PolitiFact, 07/05/2018
  • A New Public Education Movement Is Emerging in Wisconsin, a Rebuke to Gov. Walker’s War on Labor and School Privatization

    Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker (R) launched a war on labor in 2011, enacting a law called Act 10 that decimated the power of public employee unions to bargain, and it also cut...

    Washington Post, 07/03/2018
  • New State Data: Post-Act 10, Teachers’ Health Care Costs Soared

    Wisconsin school districts ratcheted up health care costs on teachers and other employees after the state’s Act 10 collective bargaining changes, with the average district now requiring teachers to pay about 12...

    Wisconsin State Journal, 07/03/2018
  • Wisconsin Supreme Court Sides With Tony Evers in Fight Over Attorney

    The case hangs heavy with political implications as Republican Gov. Scott Walker wanted the GOP-led Wisconsin Department of Justice to represent Evers in the case. Republican Attorney General Brad Schimel, who runs...

    Wisconsin State Journal, 06/28/2018
  • Supreme Court Gives Win to Tony Evers Over Gov. Scott Walker in Case Challenging Authority

    The Wisconsin Supreme Court leveled an election-year blow against Gov. Scott Walker in a case involving Walker and his top Democratic candidate challenger. In a 4-3 decision, the court ruled Wednesday state...

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 06/27/2018
  • Scott Walker: ‘I’m a Pro-education Governor’

    Gov. Scott Walker in his re-election bid is planning to “aggressively” stake a claim that is sure to draw fire from his biggest critics while speaking to a key issue for voters....

    Wisconsin State Journal, 06/19/2018
  • Walkers Tour Two Rivers Schools; Gov., First Lady Promotes Trauma-informed Care

    Wisconsin First Lady Tonette Walker, along with her husband, Gov. Scott Walker, visited classrooms in both the Two Rivers High School and at Koenig Elementary School Friday to see firsthand the work...

    Harold Times Reporter, 05/18/2018
  • Gov. Scott Walker Hints at State Action on Milwaukee Public Schools, Says It Might Be Time to ‘shake Things Up’

    As Milwaukee Public Schools are in the midst of a contentious budget battle, Gov. Scott Walker says it might be time to “shake things up” in the district. Walker also left open...

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 05/13/2018
  • Eliminating State Treasurer Could Undermine School Improvement Funds

    Eliminating the independent State Treasurer wouldn’t just mean Wisconsin would lose its fiscal watchdog, it will also have unintended consequences.

    One Wisconsin Now, 03/29/2018
  • Gov. Walker to Sign $100M School Safety Plan Into Law Monday in Kaukauna

    Gov. Scott Walker signed a $100 million school safety measure Monday that allows schools to apply for grants to make their buildings more secure following recent school shootings. State lawmakers passed the...

    WPR, 03/26/2018
  • Wisconsin’s Students Are Our Future

    Wisconsin’s Students are Our Future. Help us keep working. Scott Walker. Moving Wisconsin Forward. [Politicalwire]

    One Wisconsin Now, 03/19/2018
  • No Gun Control or Arming Teachers in Scott Walker’s $100M School Safety Plan

    Gov. Scott Walker on Thursday called on lawmakers to take up a $100 million package aimed at providing more security in school buildings across Wisconsin. But the plan doesn’t call for imposing...

    Wisconsin State Journal, 03/16/2018
  • Walker Opposes Arming Teachers, Looking at Other Ideas

    Gov. Scott Walker came out Wednesday against putting guns in the hands of teachers to defend against school shooters, but he’s also talking with lawmakers about passing a comprehensive school safety agenda...

    Chicago Tribune, 02/28/2018
  • Governors Divided on Path Forward on School Safety

    As the nation’s governors gathered in Washington this weekend for their annual meeting, their conversations on the sidelines and even during a high profile meeting with President Donald Trump on Monday showed...

    ABC News, 02/26/2018
  • Wisconsin ACT Scores Plummet

    Newly released ACT scores show a steep decline in student test results. The drop in average test score from 22.2 to 20.0 coincides with an increase in the number of Wisconsin students...

    Urban Milwaukee, 01/13/2018
  • Walker Gets Behind Funding Boost for Low-spending Schools

    Gov. Scott Walker got behind a proposal Monday to boost aid for rural schools and allow low-spending districts to raise their property taxes without a vote, similar to a change he vetoed...

    Associated Press, 01/09/2018
  • Fewer Than Half of Wisconsin School Districts Have Certified Teachers Unions

    Six years after Gov. Scott Walker and state Republicans made labor unions’ ability to retain members much more difficult, fewer than half of the state’s 422 school districts have certified unions.

    WiscNews.com, 12/31/2017
  • Follow the Money: A Handy Guide to Some of the Organizations on the School Choice Gravy Train

    One Wisconsin Institute compiled a list of the organizations that have been funded by the far-right Bradley Foundation of Milwaukee.

    Diane Ravitch, 09/06/2017
  • Gov. Walker Visits Sevastopol Schools

    A project created by a team of six elementary school students was in the spotlight Tuesday morning when Gov. Scott Walker visited the Sevastopol School District to honor Sharing is Caring. The...

    Green Bay Press-Gazette, 05/30/2017
  • Gov. Scott Walker Visits Galesville Elementary, Promotes Summer Reading

    Gov. Scott Walker stopped by with gifts Monday at Galesville Elementary School. Walker, whose wife Tonette is a Scholastic Reading Ambassador, presented the school with a number of books, including “The Girl...

    La Crosse Tribune, 05/22/2017
  • PolitiFact: Testing Scott Walker on Record Education Spending

    Gov. Scott Walker says “We are investing more money into education than ever before in the history of Wisconsin.” Is he right? PolitiFact Wisconsin found one major issue: Inflation.

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 05/17/2017