Act 10 had a profoundly negative impact on state, Pocan tells Iowa legislators

U.S. Representative Mark Pocan (D-Wisconsin) delivers a message to Iowa legislators about the negative consequences to Wisconsin workers and families from Act 10. Iowa is considering a similar law, and Governor Walker as traveled to Iowa to promote it. Pocan, however, says Act 10 – which eliminated the right of educators and other public service workers to collectively negotiate over students’ learning environment, their working conditions and their ability to provide for their families – has had a profoundly negative impact on schools, unions, worker rights, and the state’s overall economy.

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Eskelsen García helps U.S. Rep. Mark Pocan launch Public Education Caucus

NEA President Lily Eskelsen García joined U.S. Rep. Mark Pocan and other public education supporters Tuesday to announce the launch of a Congressional Public Education Caucus to support the goals of public education under Donald Trump’s presidency and to oppose the confirmation of Betsy DeVos as Education Secretary. “Making large political contributions to Donald Trump and countless other politicians and organizations aimed at dismantling public education does not count as a qualification for the position of the head of the Department of Education,” Pocan said. “Betsy DeVos is a danger to students, especially our most vulnerable students,” Eskelsen García said.

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Despite 25 years of failing our families, taxpayer-funded vouchers coming to your school district, Congressman Mark Pocan warns

In a column published on Madision365.com, Congressman Mark Pocan writes that, “In recent years, Wisconsin’s taxpayer-funded voucher program has wasted taxpayer dollars and harmed our public schools, but that’s not stopping Republican legislators from expanding this failed program.”

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