Wisconsin's Opportunity Gap
Advocates and organizers in Wisconsin are currently fighting a proposed statewide expansion of school vouchers. If approved, the program would draw even more funding away from public schools, adding to years of education budget cuts that have left schools unable to provide students with equitable resources and opportunities. What's more, there's no evidence to suggest that "school choice" provides students with a better educational experience. Read more from the Institute for Wisconsin's Future, an OTL ally, here!
Policymakers in Wisconsin should use the projected budget surplus $900 million to invest in schools and students and make up for years of budget cuts.Read more >
Nationally recognized researcher and academic Devon Carlson will be in Wisconsin in November on a week-long tour to talk about the impact on students, schools, and communities of using public tax dollars for private schools — better known as the voucher program.Read more >
One thousand public education advocates from across Wisconsin gathered in Milwaukee on Sept. 21 for the second “Public Education is a Civil Right March and Rally.”Read more >
If you support Wisconsin's outstanding public schools, Milwaukee is the place to be on Saturday, Sept. 21. Students, parents, active and retired educators and school administrators, clergy, civil rights groups and community leaders will be hosting the second "Public Education is A Civil Right March and Rally." Now is the time to stand up for the public schools and children in every corner of Wisconsin!Read more >
Every revolution needs a declaration. Against a backdrop of surging grassroots discontent with how the nation's K-12 public schools are currently governed, a diverse coalition of leaders from across the country have joined in support of "An Education Declaration to Rebuild America."Read more >
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