Rep. Fred Clark: It’s time to take a stand for rural schools

In this column, State Rep. Fred Clark (D-Baraboo) writes that Wisconsin is poised to lose a growing number of its rural schools unless our Legislature reverses course. “In the face of declining enrollment and huge cuts in revenue, rural schools are cutting programs, stretching staff with heavier workloads, closing schools, and surviving on referendums year […]

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ACTION ALERT: Don’t let special needs voucher proponents amend the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA)

Stop Special Needs Vouchers Wisconsin has issued a statement opposing S.1909/H.R.4773, the so-called Creating Hope and Opportunity for Individuals and Communities through Education (CHOICE) Act. Stop Special Needs Vouchers Wisconsin Opposes Federal Special Needs Voucher Funding (6/4/2014) The CHOICE Act is the first legislative attempt to support special needs vouchers on the federal level. The bill […]

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Open letter apologizing to teachers draws attention nationwide

This open letter published on HuffingtonPost.com from “Those who care about and value public education” is generating a lot of attention. … “We refuse to allow public education to be privatized, perverted by profits, and reduced to endless hours of test preparation,” it says. “We refuse to allow our schools to be judged, opened, closed, […]

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