Education News

As states adjust elections, educators continue advocacy for public schools

By Amanda Menas Despite the coronavirus pandemic, voters must still be able to cast their primary and general election ballots for local, state, and presidential elections. However, with insufficient federal funding and guidance, some state legislators are using the crisis to push their political agenda and disenfranchise voters. In Wisconsin, the GOP-led legislature denied Gov.

Education News

There’s only one education champion in Wisconsin’s race for governor

By Amanda Litvinov / photo courtesy of WEAC Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker has taken to calling himself a “pro-education governor”—a laughable claim to educators in the state. Here are just a few reasons to question Walker’s commitment to education: During Gov. Walker’s first five years, he cut state funding for K-12 schools by $1.2 billion.