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Spotlight on Locals: Marshfield Teachers’ Association

Having a commitment and a passion for doing what’s best for students ultimately strengthens local schools as well as the local association. That is the philosophy adopted by the Marshfield Teachers’ Association, WEAC Vice President Peggy Wirtz-Olsen writes in her latest Spotlight on Locals column. “The MTA wants to be a part of the solution to the struggles that we are currently facing,” says MTA Past President Don Lang. When the community, parents, and the school board are connected closely with educators in the schools, Peggy adds, partnerships that are good for students are created.

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Evers calls for restoring respect for Wisconsin’s schools and educators

Wisconsin must restore respect for Wisconsin’s public schools and educators and listen to teachers and education support professionals, who have the best interests of students at heart, State Superintendent Tony Evers said Thursday in his annual State of Education Address. We also need to invest in our public schools, he said. “A decade of disinvestment hasn’t magically solved problems, increased student performance, or improved our competitive edge. Divisive solutions from Washington and Madison haven’t made things better. These policies are failing us. But the people of Wisconsin know there’s a better way.”

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Evers increases lead over Walker in race for governor

State Superintendent Tony Evers has increased his lead over Scott Walker in the race for governor, according a new poll by the Marquette University Law School. Evers leads 49 percent to 44 percent among likely voters. U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin leads her Republican opponent, Leah Vukmir, 53 percent to 42 percent.

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Evers’ budget plan increases public school funding by $1.4 billion, achieves two-thirds state funding of schools

State Superintendent Tony Evers on Sunday unveiled a state education budget proposal that increases state funding of public K-12 schools by $1.4 billion over the next two years and achieves two-thirds state funding of education.  “The budget I’m submitting responds to the very real challenges our schools and educators face each and every day,” Evers said. “It changes how we fund our schools and provides resources to our educators to meet the needs of every child.”

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‘We’ve been waiting for this day for a long, long time,’ Evers says at election rally

WEAC leaders and members kicked off the 2018 Election Season with a rally Saturday, September 15, in support of Tony Evers for Governor, Mandela Barnes for Lieutenant Governor, Josh Kaul for Attorney General, Sarah Godlewski for State Treasurer, Doug La Follette for Secretary of State, Tammy Baldwin for U.S. Senate, and more. “We – and I – have been waiting for this day for a long, long time,” Evers said. “We’re going to take back control of our schools.” View slideshow.

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This is the most important thing you’ll do all year: Washington Post

“Nothing you do this year will be more meaningful than casting a ballot in November. Consider Wisconsin, where turnout made all the difference in 2016. In Wisconsin. Trump didn’t do any better in 2016 than Mitt Romney did in 2012 — each won about 1.4 million votes. But Clinton is where the slippage occurred. She received 230,000 fewer votes than Obama in 2012 when he carried Wisconsin.”

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