School funding on ‘an unsustainable path,’ Evers says

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Saying we are on “an unsustainable path,” State Superintendent Tony Evers asked the Legislature’s Joint Finance Committee Tuesday to make significant changes to the governor’s education budget. “We can’t eliminate achievement gaps, turn around struggling schools, increase technical course offerings, or address the increasing need to support our students without additional aids and spending authority,” he said.

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Governor Walker dealt major blow in John Doe ruling

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Governor Scott Walker was dealt a major blow Wednesday (September 25, 2014) when a federal appeals court overturned a ruling that had stopped a probe into alleged illegal campaign activity involving Walker’s campaign and more than two dozen Republican and conservative groups. The court also ordered that the related lawsuit filed in February by Wisconsin Club for Growth be thrown out.

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It’s a mess under Scott Walker

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This column by WEAC President Betsy Kippers was printed in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel on Saturday (June 14, 2014) As Wisconsin teachers graduate another class of students into the world of work and career, it’s a good time to reflect on how things are going. For our public schools. For our state. Under the sitting […]

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Open letter apologizing to teachers draws attention nationwide

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This open letter published on HuffingtonPost.com from “Those who care about and value public education” is generating a lot of attention. … “We refuse to allow public education to be privatized, perverted by profits, and reduced to endless hours of test preparation,” it says. “We refuse to allow our schools to be judged, opened, closed, […]

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49% say Walker does not deserve re-election

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A new Wisconsin Public Radio-St. Norbert College survey shows divided public opinion in Wisconsin on both Gov. Scott Walker and the state Legislature. The survey shows that 46 percent of people say Governor Walker does deserve re-election, but 49 percent say he does not, and 6 percent aren’t sure. Read more.

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