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Recent News Releases:

  • WEAC Receives Grant from Great Public Schools Fund

    The Wisconsin Education Association Council has received a grant from the National Education Association’s Great Public Schools (GPS) Fund to build respect and recognition of Education Support Professionals. GPS Fund grants, established by NEA members in 2013, are designed to help enhance the education profession and promote student success. Read More...
  • We must be committed to the success of EVERY student, WEAC President Martin says

    “The continued success of Wisconsin neighborhood public schools is a tribute to the educators and parents who have gone above and beyond while the governor and Legislature have undercut our students,” WEAC President Ron Martin said Tuesday in response to the governor’s State of the State Address. “As teachers, we are committed to the success ...
  • 96 percent of recertifications pass

    Ninety-six percent – 240 of 251 – of 2016 recertification elections for WEAC locals passed this fall, results released Wednesday by the Wisconsin Employment Relations Commission show. “In the local associations that chose recertification elections, we saw a tremendous support for the role of the union in supporting educators so they can better help their ...
  • Voters support their neighborhood schools

    Voters in communities across Wisconsin supported their neighborhood public schools in Tuesday’s election, casting ballots to increase funding to maintain opportunities for students, attract and keep committed and qualified teachers, and provide safe, modern facilities. “Voters have again supported raising taxes on themselves to be sure their children have opportunities for success,” said WEAC President ...
  • WEAC statement on GOP’s push to open another voucher door

    Statement by WEAC President Ron Martin: “Education savings accounts literally take money out of our neighborhood public schools and hand it over to subsidize private tuition, with zero accountability. Wisconsin students don’t need any more back-door schemes to take funding from our public schools. Public school students already receive less funding than those in private ...
  • WEAC recommends Senator Jennifer Shilling in 32nd District

    The Wisconsin Education Association Council (WEAC) proudly recommends Senator Jennifer Shilling for reelection in the 32nd Senate District in western Wisconsin. “Jennifer Shilling 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. ...
  • WEAC recommends Bryan Van Stippen in Senate District 1

      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 ...
  • WEAC recommends Lynn Utesch in Assembly District 1

    The Wisconsin Education Association Council (WEAC) recommends Lynn Utesch for state representative in Assembly District 1. “Lynn Utesch 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 ...
  • WEAC recommends Heidi Fencl in 89th Assembly District

    The Wisconsin Education Association Council (WEAC) is recommending Heidi Fencl for state representative in the 89th Assembly District. Read More...
  • WEAC recommends Nanette Bulebosh in 27th Assembly District

    The Wisconsin Education Association Council (WEAC) is recommending Nanette Bulebosh for state representative in the 27th Assembly District. Read More...
  • WEAC recommends Representative Josh Zepnick in 9th Assembly District

    The Wisconsin Education Association Council (WEAC) is recommending re-election of Representative Josh Zepnick in the 9th Assembly District. “Representative Zepnick has a strong family background in advocating for students and public education,” said Betsy Kippers, a teacher and WEAC president. “He is a graduate of Rufus King High School in Milwaukee Public Schools and continues to ...
  • WEAC Recommends Representative Sondy Pope in 80th Assembly District

    The Wisconsin Education Association Council (WEAC) is recommending State Representative Sondy Pope of Mount Horeb for reelection in Wisconsin’s 80th District. “Representative Pope cares deeply about public education and has come forward time and time again to support students and stand up for educators,” said Betsy Kippers, teacher and WEAC president. “She has earned our support.” “As ...
  • WEAC statement on governor’s suggestion that schools operate like the NFL

    “The governor got the call wrong in suggesting our children’s futures are a game to be won or lost. Wisconsin students need stability, not a revolving door of teachers. He and his followers have gutted public school funding by $1 billion, leaving communities unable to attract qualified staff, safe schools and up-to-date materials for students. ...
  • WEAC statement on report about public school funding cuts, attack on teachers

    “This so-called report is mere propaganda bought and paid for by the same groups that pushed nearly $1 billion in cuts to our neighborhood public schools over the past five years. Clearly the authors of this report are more concerned with fixing the numbers to create a virtual reality than they are about our students ...
  • Wisconsin Public Education Network is WEAC’s 2016 Friend of Education

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 18, 2016 The Wisconsin Public Education Network – which “connects education advocates and professionals to information, actions and each other” – is the 2016 recipient of the Wisconsin Education Association Council’s Friend of Education Award. Betsy Kippers, a Racine teacher and WEAC president, presented the award to network coordinator Heather DuBois Bourenane in a ...