Tag Archive: school spending

May 24

Citizens overwhelmingly want their legislators to support public education

A recent Marquette University Law School poll showed a whopping 80 percent of Wisconsinites believe we should invest more money in public education. So as legislators address the education portion of the state budget in the coming weeks, it’s important to focus on what educators, parents and communities have repeatedly said they want: More funding for neighborhood public schools. It’s time for elected leaders to deliver, with a budget that restores funding for the majority of students, a budget that reigns in exploding private voucher spending, and a budget without last-minute surprises that have never before seen the light of day, much less a public hearing.

May 19

Rural teachers share perspectives with UW–Madison education researchers

WEAC members were front-and-center on a panel of public school teachers representing Wisconsin rural districts at the first-ever Teacher Speakout! at UW-Madison. The teachers provided researchers with a first-hand look at what it’s like to live and work in rural schools.

May 18

Trump’s plan to slash federal education funding is ‘reckless and wrong for students,’ NEA says

Responding to reports that the Trump administration plans to cut $10.6 billion from federal education initiatives, NEA President Lily Eskelsen García called President Trump’s priorities “reckless and wrong for students and working families.” According to the Washington Post, the cuts would come from eliminating at least 22 programs, including “$1.2 billion for after-school programs that serve 1.6 million children, most of whom are poor, and $2.1 billion for teacher training and class-size reduction.”