Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Member Editorial: Tony Evers for State Superintendent of Public Instruction


To the Editor:


Ahh! It is spring in Wisconsin and that means election time--again! We all know who we are going to vote for in the local elections, but then we are faced with the great unknown. Who should get our vote for the State Superintendent of Schools? The incumbent, Tony Evers, has done an outstanding job and deserves to be reelected. Tony Evers has distinguished himself as a leader in Wisconsin education during his entire 36 year career. He is a Wisconsin native, married for 41 years with three grown children. He earned his education credentials at UW-Madison and his doctorate in Education in 1986. He is well known in every corner of the state, and even the governor, whose budget Tony opposed, has praised his job performance.

Evers has been instrumental in bringing $22.7 million in federal grants for innovative learning and data collection programs impacting early childhood education. He fought the governor's agenda to remove $1,6 billion in funding from public schools in Wisconsin's last biennium and is currently opposed to the governor's newest budget proposals for education. Tony has built trust with the governor and both parties in the the state legislature. He will work to give Wisconsin the best education system possible. Remember Tony Evers on April 2.


Gail Lando



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