Walker oversaw ‘criminal scheme,’ prosecutors say

Governor Walker was part of a “criminal scheme” to coordinate fundraising and campaign activity among conservative groups during the 2011 and 2012 Wisconsin recall election campaigns, prosecutors allege in new documents released Thursday (June 19, 2014). In the papers unsealed by a federal appeals court judge, prosecutors say Walker worked to circumvent state campaign and […]

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Taxpayers deserve to see the voucher school data, say families of students with disabilities

From Stop Special Needs Vouchers Wisconsin “Wisconsin is sending our tax dollars and some of our most vulnerable children into private voucher schools, and in return we’ve encountered a black hole of data resistance.” Families of students with disabilities from across the state are dismayed at the hostile reaction to the reasonable request that Wisconsin’s […]

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It’s a mess under Scott Walker

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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Summer activities you can do to help your students, schools in the fall elections

One of the key messages in this article from EducationVotes.org is to stay politically informed, connected and active this summer as foundations are laid for the November 4 election. In Wisconsin, it is especially important because the November election will have an enormous impact on the future of public education, the future of our students, […]

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Rep. Fred Clark: It’s time to take a stand for rural schools

In this column, State Rep. Fred Clark (D-Baraboo) writes that Wisconsin is poised to lose a growing number of its rural schools unless our Legislature reverses course. “In the face of declining enrollment and huge cuts in revenue, rural schools are cutting programs, stretching staff with heavier workloads, closing schools, and surviving on referendums year […]

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ACTION ALERT: Don’t let special needs voucher proponents amend the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA)

Stop Special Needs Vouchers Wisconsin has issued a statement opposing S.1909/H.R.4773, the so-called Creating Hope and Opportunity for Individuals and Communities through Education (CHOICE) Act. Stop Special Needs Vouchers Wisconsin Opposes Federal Special Needs Voucher Funding (6/4/2014) The CHOICE Act is the first legislative attempt to support special needs vouchers on the federal level. The bill […]

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Open letter apologizing to teachers draws attention nationwide

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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