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- Gov. Tony Evers, a Democrat who defeated two-term Republican Gov. Scott Walker in November, calls himself the “Education Governor.” And as a former classroom teacher, school principal, multi-district superintendent and state superintendent of public instruction, it’s clear that education is a major pillar of Evers’ background. It’s likely that this will have some degree of influence on his policy agenda as a result.
- Evers’ gubernatorial platform for education includes a push for more spending on public schools, funding for early-childhood education and child care, hiring more diverse teachers and eliminating vouchers. In his State of the State address, Evers promised a return to two-thirds state funding for public education
- After a legislative panel issued recommendations for Wisconsin’s education system, including more funding for mental health, special education, and low-income and bilingual students, similar proposals could make their way to the legislature, which began its 2019 session on Jan. 7.