Education Category Archive


  • Testing Scott Walker Claim on Record Education Funding in Wisconsin

    Our rating Walker said in his budget address — and in the weeks and months since — that Wisconsin is investing more in education than ever in the history of the state....

    PolitiFact, 05/17/2017
  • Gov. Walker: School Won’t Start Before Sept. 1

    Gov. Scott Walker says there’s no way state lawmakers will repeal a law blocking public schools from starting classes before Sept. 1 this session. The La Crosse Tribune reports that Walker made...

    WITI-TV, 05/03/2017
  • Plain Talk: Good Teachers Don’t Come Free, Scott Walker Notwithstanding

    Scott Walker is sticking to his guns that his plan to restore some of the cuts he and his legislative allies made to public education six years ago will be limited to...

    Capital Times, 05/01/2017
  • Governor Scott Walker Makes a Stop at North Lakeland School

    Governor Scott Walker has been traveling to different schools around the state in an effort to promote his proposed $649 million increase for all K-12 schools in Wisconsin in his biennial budget...

    LakeLand Times, 04/28/2017
  • Walker’s Tax Handout for Private School Kids

    The annual tuition for Madison Country Day School in Waunakee is $16,490 for first grade and rises to $17,800 for high school. That’s unaffordable, of course, for most people. Wealthy families choose...

    Isthmus, 04/27/2017
  • Gov. Walker Visits Neenah High School Under Heavy Security

    Tip continue to pour in as the nationwide manhunt for Joseph Jakubowski continues. The Wisconsin Lottery is now helping in the search, and political officials are taking steps to keep themselves and...

    WBAY-TV, 04/13/2017
  • Gov. Scott Walker’s Budget Proposal Axes State Farm-to-school Post

    The cafeterias in the Germantown School District take a decidedly fresh turn in the fall. For as long as it lasts, food and nutrition director Shelley Juedes brings in a bountiful array...

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 04/12/2017
  • Scott Walker Wants to Let Schools Cut Down on Class Time. That’s Really Risky.

    Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker doesn’t seem to care how many hours schoolkids are in the classroom, as long as they can pass standardized tests — a proposal that could go against the...

    Vox, 04/11/2017
  • Failed Presidential Candidate Scott Walker Wants to Hack Public Schools

    As the administration goes stumbling forward at its own pace, and in its own distinctive stumbling style, the mischief being worked in the states can no longer be confined to our semi-regular...

    Esquire, 04/11/2017
  • Gov. Scott Walker Sings Praises of Project SEARCH

    The Project SEARCH High School Transition Program is a one-year, business-led program that takes place entirely in the workplace. Participants are fully immersed in their jobs, and their employers facilitate a combination...

    Green Bay Press-Gazette, 04/10/2017
  • Walker Wants Wisconsin to Be First State to Stop Dictating How Much Time Kids Should Go to School

    If Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker (R) has his way, the Badger State will become the first to stop requiring students in public schools to spend a minimum number of hours in class....

    Washington Post, 04/09/2017
  • Tony Evers Election Shows Strong Support for Wisconsin Public Schools

    Tony Evers won overwhelmingly against an opponent whose campaign centered on sending more of our tax dollars to private voucher schools.

    One Wisconsin Now, 04/04/2017
  • Scott Walker’s K-12 Budget Drops Hours of Instruction Mandate

    A proposal in Gov. Scott Walker’s state budget appears to make Wisconsin the only state with no law aimed at guaranteeing students a minimum number of hours and days of instruction. Walker’s...

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 04/03/2017
  • Education Issues Take Center Stage At First Public Hearing On Budget

    Education issues took center stage at the first public hearing on the 2017-2019 state budget Monday in Platteville. Dozens of citizens testified on issues including funding for a new engineering building on...

    WPR, 04/03/2017
  • Scott Walker: ‘Overwhelming Majority’ of School Districts Would Get Proposed New Funding

    The comments come after Kim Eparvier, superintendent of the Peshtigo School District, told the Wisconsin State Journal that Walker’s proposal tie the proposed $649 million in new funding to a fixed percentage...

    Wisconsin State Journal, 04/01/2017
  • Despicable Duey: Legislator Exploiting Loopholes to Cut His Own Taxes Wants To Hike Property Taxes on People Voting to Support Their Public Schools

    State Sen. Duey Stroebel is pushing a property tax increase on communities that approve referenda to support their local public schools.

    One Wisconsin Now, 03/31/2017
  • 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...

    Wisconsin State Journal, 03/31/2017
  • Whitnall School Board: District Will Not Investigate Former Superintendent

    The group One Wisconsin Now had found an email Holtz sent during work hours through these open records request...

    USA Today Network, 03/31/2017
  • 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...

    Wisconsin State Journal, 03/31/2017
  • Wisconsin Republicans Split Over K-12 Spending in Scott Walker Budget

    Gov. Scott Walker’s 2017-’19 state budget plan includes a significant boost in school funding, but members of his own party may not let that sail through as proposed.Given that K-12 spending makes...

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 03/31/2017
  • 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...

    Amery Free Press, 03/30/2017
  • DPI Race Between Tony Evers, Lowell Holtz Centers on Future of Education in Wisconsin

    Evers and the liberal group One Wisconsin Now have hammered Holtz over a proposal he floated to then-candidate John Humphries in the run-up to the February primary.

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 03/25/2017
  • State Payments Per Pupil for Private School Vouchers Set to Exceed Public Schools

    As reported in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Wisconsin public schools are now feeling financial pressure as the voucher program drains resources from them

    One Wisconsin Now, 03/23/2017
  • Voucher Money to Republicans Buys Voucher Cartel More of Our Money

    The school privatization industry has given millions of dollars to Scott Walker’s political campaigns and he’s returning the favor.

    One Wisconsin Now, 03/20/2017
  • Memo: Voucher Schools Receive More State Funding Per Student

    Private voucher schools would receive an additional $1,000 or more in state funding per student compared to public schools under Gov. Scott Walker’s proposed budget, although voucher school advocates say that only...

    WPR, 03/20/2017
  • Scot Ross: New Research, Old Problem: Voucher Schemes Might Work for Pols, but Not Kids

    We ought to be able to agree that investment in our children’s education is of critical importance locally, as a state and as a nation.

    Capital Times, 03/09/2017
  • Gov. Walker’s Budget Cuts Nationally Recognized Program to Bring Locally Grown Foods to Schools to Save $86,000 Annually

    Gov. Scott Walker’s budget cuts funding for a program that brings locally grown food into public schools, reversing a trend the state helped pioneer eight years ago. In 2009 Wisconsin was one...

    Wisconsin State Journal, 02/25/2017
  • Lowell Holtz Expected ‘Outside Groups’ to Handle Fundraising and Organizing for His Campaign for Superintendent of Public Instruction

    Claiming someone else is doing the work for him is apparently not limited to the election bribe caper, according to records obtained by One Wisconsin Now.

    One Wisconsin Now, 02/22/2017
  • One Wisconsin Now Statements on State Superintendent of Public Instruction

    The message from voters tonight is that they support our public schools and want someone with integrity to lead the Department of Public Instruction.

    One Wisconsin Now, 02/21/2017
  • Lowell Holtz Makes the Case That Lowell Holtz Can’t Be Trusted to Stand Up For Public Schools

    State Superintendent of Public Instruction Lowell Holtz attempted to absolve himself of responsibility for a bungled and possibly illegal election bribe.

    One Wisconsin Now, 02/20/2017
  • One Wisconsin Now Statements on Latest John Humphries-Lowell Holtz Revelation

    One Wisconsin Now released the following statements on the latest revelations about the sleazy deal between the two school privatization supporters.

    One Wisconsin Now, 02/17/2017
  • DPI Superintendent Evers Calls Walker Increase in State Education Funding ‘good Sign’

    Wisconsin’s top education official told Sauk County Democrats on Thursday that a $650 million increase in state support for public education included in Gov. Scott Walker’s biennial budget proposal caught him by...

    Baraboo News Republic, 02/17/2017
  • Gov. Walker Touts Budget Proposals to Benefit Rural Schools

    Gov. Scott Walker is making stops at schools around the state after proposing his two-year budget to the Legislature last week, which includes an $11.5 billion investment in K-12 schools and roughly...

    Eau Claire Leader-Telegram, 02/17/2017
  • Gov. Walker’s Budget Proposes Funding Boost for Anti-bullying Programming

    Gov. Scott Walker’s budget includes a $300,000 boost for an online program designed to help school districts deter bullying. If approved by legislators, the $300,000 would be used over the next two...

    Wausau Daily Herald, 02/16/2017
  • Strings Attached to Gov. Walker’s Proposed Education Aid Increase Could Snag Beloit School District

    With Gov. Scott Walker proposing school aid increases, the School District of Beloit may find itself facing a tough decision — assess staff with bigger insurance premium payments or leave the state...

    Beloit Daily News, 02/16/2017
  • Has Private School Voucher Pander Paid Off for John Humphries?

    Mere days after his transparent political pander, pro-voucher money is on the move and $10,000 of it finds its way into John Humphries’ campaign coffers.

    One Wisconsin Now, 02/15/2017
  • John Humphries Takes All Sides on School Funding Issue

    John Humphries, candidate for Superintendent of Public Instruction, is at it again, this time taking all sides of the issue of public school funding.

    One Wisconsin Now, 02/10/2017
  • Gov. Walker Budget Plan Could Prevent School Districts From Getting Increased aid

    At least a handful of school districts outside of Madison would not be eligible for additional state funding under a proposal from Gov. Scott Walker requiring school district employees to pay at...

    Wisconsin State Journal, 02/10/2017
  • Wisconsin State Superintendent Has Questions About DeVos

    The group has spent at least $4.5 million on campaigns in Wisconsin to elect Republicans... according to the liberal advocacy group One Wisconsin Now.

    Associated Press, 02/07/2017
  • Betsy DeVos Confirmation Vote: Wealth, Privilege and Political Calculation Trump Best Interests of Children

    The manifestly unqualified private school voucher advocate billionaire Betsy DeVos is confirmed as Secretary of Education.

    One Wisconsin Now, 02/07/2017
  • After Making Largest Cuts in State History, Gov. Walker to Propose Increase in K-12 School Funding

    Six years after engineering massive cuts to public schools, Gov. Scott Walker will propose a record level of K-12 education funding in his upcoming budget proposal. In total, Walker would send $11.5...

    Wisconsin State Journal, 02/06/2017
  • Q: John Humphries, Do You Support or Oppose Wisconsin Using Nationwide Academic Standards? A: Yes

    We might not know where John Humphries stands on the issue of academic standards, but what we do know is political flip flops aren’t going to help students.

    One Wisconsin Now, 02/03/2017
  • Scott Walker, Lowell Holtz and John Humphries Standing by Their Woman, Betsy DeVos

    When these three continue to stand by Betsy DeVos it’s clear they’re most interested in the impact she can have on their campaign war chests.

    One Wisconsin Now, 02/01/2017
  • Gov. Walker Proposes Lifetime Teacher Licenses

    Teachers in the state would never have to renew their teaching licenses under a plan from Gov. Scott Walker. In his budget released last week, Walker proposed granting teachers lifetime teaching licenses....

    Associated Press, 02/01/2017
  • Lowell Holtz Going Flip for Flop With John Humphries in Race for State Superintendent of Public Instruction

    With his dizzying about face on Common Core, Lowell Holtz has shown he’s ready to go flip for flop with John Humphries.

    One Wisconsin Now, 01/30/2017
  • If It’s a Day That Ends in ‘Y’ John Humphries Has a Scheme to Take Public School Funding and Give It to Private Voucher Schools

    It’s no surprise today we see another version of the same old plan to take more of our public tax dollars and send them to less accountable private schools.

    One Wisconsin Now, 01/26/2017
  • Walker to Unveil ‘dramatic’ Plans to Help Rural Schools in Wisconsin

    Gov. Scott Walker promised Wednesday that he has plans to “dramatically help rural schools in the state of Wisconsin,” but he’s not saying yet exactly what he will propose… According to the...

    St. Paul Pioneer Press, 01/26/2017
  • Why Would Gov. Scott Walker’s Campaign Chair Host Fundraiser for Walker Recall Petition Signer John Humphries? Follow the Money.

    John Humphries pledged his loyalty to Michael Grebe’s agenda to take money from public schools and give it to private voucher schools in exchange for support.

    One Wisconsin Now, 01/19/2017