Tag Archive: advocacy

Oct 16

Rivers Falls educator Maggie Watson uses personal touch to advocate for her union

River Falls educator Maggie Watson, a member of WEAC Region 1, uses her creativity and talent to advocate for her union, personally drawing eye-catching posters for each district staff workroom explaining the benefits of an active union. Maggie says a handwritten poster will always get teachers’ attention in a way that printed advertising won’t.

Oct 16

NEA Today: Why We Are Red for Ed

The team at NEA Today took a look at how moments in several states across the country turned into a national movement we call #RedForEd, and how that movement will propel us to the ballot box and beyond.

Oct 04

Order your ‘Wisconsin’s Future is Our Public Schools’ T-shirts

Proudly proclaim your support for Wisconsin’s public schools by wearing a “Wisconsin’s Future is Our Public Schools” T-shirt! We have received so many requests for these beautifully designed T-shirts that we have set up the online order form below. Order yours today!

Oct 02

Support Kenosha Education Association members in their efforts to win respect – and a fair cost-of-living pay increase

In a statement, the KEA said: “When you disrespect the Kenosha Education Association, you are disrespecting the dedicated teachers, education support professionals, social workers, counselors, librarians, and therapists of Kenosha who work to serve ALL of the educators and students of our public schools.”

Oct 01

Evers congratulates Wisconsin’s 2018 Blue Ribbon Schools

State Superintendent Tony Evers Monday congratulated eight Wisconsin elementary schools that received National Blue Ribbon School honors from the U.S. Department of Education. They are: Bannach Elementary School, Stevens Point Area Public School District; College Park Elementary School, Greendale School District; Flynn Elementary School, Eau Claire Area School District; Gibraltar Elementary School, Fish Creek, Gibraltar Area School District; Iron River Elementary School, Iron River, Maple School District; Parkview Elementary School, New London School District; Prairie View Elementary School, De Soto Area School District; and Roosevelt Elementary School, Kenosha School District. 

Sep 12

Wisconsin voters strongly support quality public schools over tax cuts, poll analysis finds

Wisconsin voters have made their priorities clear – they want quality public schools – but lawmakers are not listening. That is the analysis from the Wisconsin Budget Project of last month’s statewide poll by the Marquette University Law School. “One of the remarkable aspects of the poll results,” the analysis said, “is the degree to which they show that Wisconsin voters across the entire state place a high value on education. … Wisconsin residents believe that excellent public schools are important to the state’s success, and are concerned that recent changes have harmed public schools.”

Sep 06

The teacher pay gap is growing: Teachers are now paid 18.7% less than comparable professions

The teacher pay gap is growing, according to a  new analysis, and teachers nationwide are now paid 18.7% less than people in comparable professions. That is an increase from 17% three years ago. “The erosion of teacher pay relative to that of comparable workers in the last couple of years — and in fact since 2008 — reflects state policy decisions (mainly tax cuts) rather than the result of revenue challenges brought on by the Great Recession,” according to the analysis by the the Economic Policy Institute.

Sep 06

DPI honors 5 Friends of Education, including Wis. Public Education Network

Five organizations across the state are being named 2018 Friends of Education for their work on behalf of Wisconsin school children. State Superintendent Tony Evers will recognize the groups during his annual State of Education Address and Awards Program September 20 at the Capitol in Madison. The Friends of Education are: The Wisconsin Public Education Network, the Boys & Girls Club of the Wausau Area, the Metropolitan Milwaukee Alliance of Black School Educators Inc., Rhinelander Partners in Education, and the Service League of Green Bay.

Aug 23

WEAC supports mandatory reporting by educators of suspected human trafficking

In a letter to State Superintendent Tony Evers, WEAC President Ron Martin on Thursday said WEAC supports adding “any form of human trafficking” to requirements for mandatory reporting by education employees. “As we work to combat and eradicate sex trafficking, WEAC believes we should also be working to combat any form of human trafficking,” Martin wrote. “Because of that, WEAC supports requiring education employees to report suspected illegal trade of people for commercial gain – both through sexual exploitation and forced labor.”

Aug 02

Support for public education is growing ‘community by community,’ Arizona Education Association president says at Wisconsin forum

Advocates for public education will win the fight “community by community,” Arizona Education Association President Joe Thomas said Wednesday in a session at the Wisconsin Public Education Network Summer Summit in Appleton. “You won’t win it at the Capitol,” Thomas said. “You will win it community by community, and it will show up at the Capitol.” Thomas recounted the events surrounding last spring’s massive Arizona walkouts and rallies that led to a 19% increase in teacher salaries and large increases in public school funding. “This was not only an education movement. This was a women’s movement, this was a union movement, this was an equity movement,” he said.

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