The Wisconsin Education Association Council (WEAC) recommends Bryan Van Stippen for state representative in Senate District 12.
“Bryan Van Stippen believes every child should have the same opportunity for success, no matter where they live or what their family circumstances,” said Ron Martin, an Eau Claire eighth grade teacher and WEAC president. “He shares the values of public school educators.”
“He knows how important public schools are to their communities. He will base his decisions in the State Senate on what is best for students,” Martin said. “He will work with educators and residents to support local public schools.”
WEAC members noted that Van Stippen is traveling throughout Senate District 12 to listen to their concerns about education and retaining local control of schools. “Our local families have watched as legislators have taken control away from their communities. Meanwhile, they have been forced to resort to referendums to keep their public schools afloat after general state aid was cut by 11 percent since 2010,” Van Stippen said after a listening session in Rhinelander.
In making their recommendations for the state Legislature, WEAC members focused on areas including support for public schools, giving employees a voice in school decisions and professional respect for the role educators have in keeping our communities strong.
WEAC, the state’s largest association of professional educators, amplifies the voices of public school teachers and support staff to ensure all students have high-quality public schools.