Freedom of Education Issues

Discussion of freedom of access to public education aired here through comments by leaders, education professionals and citizens paying close attention to the future of our traditional heritage of public education.

The future of public education is at stake in Wisconsin in 2013. We now have a single party in control of both branches of the legislature and the executive branch of government. In addition, the head of the Department of Public Instruction (AKA the State School Superintendent) is also up for election in the spring of 2013.

Many conservatives believe that government should have no role in educating our children. Progressives (of both parties) played a major part in establishing America's public school system in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. We see our groups as continuing to play a role in defending public schools against the efforts of those who would divert funding to  so-called "voucher" systems or charter schools. Public schools with a core base curriculum allow all members of society to be exposed to the shared values that have made America great!

Thanks for caring about the future of our nation and planet which is directly linked to educational opportunities. 

Resources 

State Superintendent Tony Evers issued a statement regarding the state education budget as previewed to news media over the weekend. Additional information is available on the Department of Public Instruction newsroom. 

Letter: Use surplus to reinvest in our schools 

Reinvest Talking Points 

Other Talking Points

List of school districts passing resolutions to protect education

Information on Fair Funding Plan

Press coverage and links

Chart: Its Just Not Fair

It's Time to Put Kids First

Ideas to Form a Community Group (and resources)

 


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