Tag Archive: Tony Evers

Jul 30

Evers to seek 163% increase in special education funding

State Superintendent Tony Evers said Monday he will seek a 163% increase in special education funding in his next biennial budget request. WEAC President Ron Martin applauded Evers’ announcement, saying that years of underfunding of special education has worsened under Scott Walker. “It’s incredibly important at a time when so many children have unique needs that we provide the resources needed so all kids can be successful no matter their learning style or ability,” he said.

Mar 31

Whitnall School Board says Lowell Holtz may have misused public resources for political purposes

In a letter to parents, the Whitnall School Board says that former Superintendent Lowell Holtz possibly misused district resources for political purposes and that the board will cooperate with any investigation that the Milwaukee County District Attorney may launch. Holtz is challenging State Superintendent Tony Evers in Tuesday’s election.

Mar 04

Advocacy at the local level is generating strong support for public schools, Evers says

The advocacy work of educators and citizens at the local level has generated enormous support for public education throughout the state, State Superintendent Tony Evers said Saturday in an address to the WEAC Professional Issues Conference.

Feb 28

Evers says Act 10 ‘turned off a generation of people who want to become teachers’

The 2011 state law known as Act 10 that stripped educators of their collective bargaining rights and reduced their voice in the classroom has “turned off a generation of people who want to become teachers,” State Superintendent Tony Evers said Monday at a pre-election forum. Evers said the law “made a hell of a big difference,’ and blamed it for a growing shortage of teachers in Wisconsin.

Feb 22

Evers says wide margin of victory in primary reflects state’s commitment to public schools

Incumbent Tony Evers, who garnered nearly 70 percent of the vote in a three-way primary race for State Superintendent Tuesday, said his large margin of victory reflects the commitment of Wisconsin residents to quality public education. “And more importantly, I really tried in this election, thus far and I’m going to continue, to focus on the 860,000 public school kids and their needs and try to avoid the issue of this policy and that policy and focus on kids,” Evers said.

Feb 22

General Election is April 4!

Public school supporter State Superintendent Tony Evers faces challenger Lowell Holtz, an advocate or expanding private school vouchers, in the April 4 election. Early voting begins March 20.

Feb 22

Evers wins in a landslide!

Public school supporter State Superintendent Tony Evers faces challenger Lowell Holtz, an advocate or expanding private school vouchers, in the April 4 election. Early voting begins March 20.

Feb 20

Evers says teachers should have greater voice in school decisions

State Superintendent Tony Evers says he wants to reinvigorate the teaching profession by providing teachers with a greater voice in decision making processes. “The issue of teachers is important, and a lot of it has to do with the way we treated the profession and portrayed the profession,” Evers said last week in a meeting with Sauk County Democrats, according to a report in the Baraboo News Republic. “We can fix that, and it’s free. Our politicians need to stop denigrating the profession.”

Feb 15

State superintendent challengers reportedly discussed high-paying taxpayer-funded job in exchange for one of them dropping out of the race

Two conservative candidates seeking to be the State Superintendent of Public Instruction have reportedly discussed offers for one of them to drop out the race in exchange for a high-paying taxpayer-financed job after the election, according to a report Wednesday in the Wisconsin State Journal.

Dec 13

Registration now open for WEAC Professional Issues Conference

Registration is now open for the 2017 WEAC Professional Issues Conference, March 3-5 at the Concourse Hotel in Madison. This conference focuses on the most important lever in improving our schools: building the knowledge and skills of educators. In addition to a wealth of workshops, keynote speakers are State Superintendent Tony Evers and Mark Denning, who is nationally recognized as a leading educator, lecturer and curriculum specialist in American Indian history and culture.