Public Schools Category Archive


  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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. 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • John Humphries Wastes No Time Pledging Allegiance to Private School Voucher Cartel

    John Humphries has wasted no time in pledging his allegiance to the private school voucher cartel. He’s interested in the campaign cash of special interests.

    One Wisconsin Now, 12/02/2016
  • Ross And Esenberg Discuss New Report On Act 10

    Scot Ross refuted a report that found there have been few impacts on the state's education workforce since the act's passage.

    Wisconsin Public Television, 06/24/2016
  • Wisconsin Supreme Court Deals Walker Loss on Education Case

    A divided Wisconsin Supreme Court dealt Gov. Scott Walker a defeat on Wednesday, upholding a ruling that preserves the independence of the state’s elected education secretary and denies the governor veto power...

    Chicago Tribune, 05/18/2016
  • One Billion Dollars in Cuts to K-12 Public Schools … And Counting

    Gov. Scott Walker and the Republican-controlled legislature have cut over $1 billion from K-12 public schools since taking office.

    One Wisconsin Now, 02/10/2016
  • Walker’s Act 10 Cited As Concerns Rise Over Teacher Shortage

    In the five years since Act 10 became law, Wisconsin school districts have experienced a dramatic decline in the number of applicants for each teacher vacancy. In 2015, there were an average...

    WITI-TV, 02/09/2016
  • Unaccountable Private School Voucher Program a Billion Dollar Boondoggle Under Gov. Walker and Republican Legislature

    A new analysis finds that under Gov. Scott Walker and the Republican-controlled legislature, taxpayers will have to foot a $1.18 billion plus tab for the private school voucher program by the end of the 2016-17 fiscal year.

    One Wisconsin Now, 09/01/2015
  • The Reality of Scott Walker’s Record on K-12 Education

    Gov. Scott Walker’s education policies would earn him an F grade from anyone concerned with quality public education. In his first budget, Walker enacted the largest per student K-12 education cuts in the nation.

    One Wisconsin Now, 08/06/2015
  • Will Assembly GOP Allow Raid on Public Education to Benefit Unaccountable Private School Voucher Program?

    Will the State Assembly give approval to a scheme to raid funds directly from K-12 public schools to fund an unlimited and unaccountable private school voucher program in the state budget?

    One Wisconsin Now, 07/08/2015
  • GOP-Led State Senate Set to Launch Massive Raid on K-12 Public School Funding to Support Unaccountable Private Voucher Schools

    The private school voucher industry has poured millions of dollars into buying a friendly legislature that won’t demand accountability from the voucher program.

    One Wisconsin Now, 07/07/2015
  • A Valuable Lesson in Gov. Scott Walker’s Education Record

    Wisconsin is 35th in the nation in job creation, dead last in the Midwest, and our middle class is shrinking. Wisconsin is divided as never before and in desperate search for leadership that brings us back together.

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 06/19/2015
  • A Valuable Lesson in Gov. Scott Walker’s Education Record

    The teachable moment is that behind every "bold" claim by Walker is a very different, cold, hard truth. It's a lesson the school children of Wisconsin know only too well.

    Scot Ross, 06/18/2015
  • Scott Walker’s Record on K-12 Education

    Gov. Scott Walker’s education policies would earn him an F grade from anyone concerned with quality public education

    One Wisconsin Now, 06/09/2015
  • Wisconsin Walker’s Shopping Tale Doesn’t Mention Taxpayer Millions

    “If you look at the Walker record, it has been cuts to infrastructure like public education to fund a trickle-down economic agenda that hasn’t worked,” said Mike Browne, deputy executive director of One Wisconsin Now.

    Bloomberg News, 04/21/2015
  • Walker’s 2015 Executive Budget Proposed Cutting $127 Million From Public Schools

    Wisconsin school districts are scrambling to revise their budget estimates after Gov. Scott Walker’s biennial state budget proposed effectively cutting $127 million in education aid next year. Milwaukee Public Schools is facing...

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 03/16/2015
  • Walker Budget Would Eliminate Special Transfer Program

    Currently, under the Special Transfer Program (commonly known as Chapter 220), the state provides aid to school districts to support voluntary efforts by school districts to reduce racial imbalance. Aid is provided...

    2015 SB 21, 01/01/2015
  • Scot Ross: Gov. Walker and Republican Legislators to Voucher Schools: ‘We’ll Pay More for That’

    While private schools benefit, courtesy of taxpayer-funded vouchers that in many cases far exceed the tuition paid by other students, it is once again our state public schools that lose out under...

    Capital Times, 09/29/2013
  • Under Walker’s New Tax Giveaway, Families Could Receive Up To $4,000 for Children in Kindergarten Through Eighth Grade And $10,000 For Each Student In High School

    “Walker’s signing of the budget comes in time for the new fiscal year, which begins Monday. The final version of the budget will: Tax cuts. Cut income taxes by $651 million over...

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 06/30/2013