Statements about Education

One Wisconsin school district "is so worried about losing state funding that it has stopped giving milk to elementary school kids during snack time."

A new college tuition reciprocity agreement with Minnesota "makes college education more affordable for Wisconsin residents."

The 2011-13 state budget "cuts overall funding for public schools by $1.6 billion"

Says state Senate recall challenger Sandy Pasch voted "to cut school aid by nearly $300 million."

Says new GOP Wisconsin Assembly members "voted to take funding away from their public schools in their districts to give it to private Milwaukee voucher schools."

State Sen. Alberta Darling "voted to add more than $1 billion in additional spending" while cutting programs such as education and health care

Wisconsin’s technical college graduates "have a higher employment rate and starting salaries" than four-year college graduates nationwide.

Says Chris Abele, opponent in Milwaukee County executive race, "failed to finish 3 separate colleges, dropping out all 3 times."

In 2011, "the average annual compensation for a teacher in the Milwaukee Public Schools system will exceed $100,000."

"The average (public school) teacher in Wisconsin’s making $89,000 a year" in salary and benefits.

"United States students are achieving at number 25 out of 29 developing countries when it comes to science and math."

"Recent studies have confirmed that any academic benefits of government funded preschool disappear by the fourth grade."

In his first meeting with University of Wisconsin System officials, Republican Governor elect Scott Walker told them to prepare for cuts.

In 2011, Milwaukee Public Schools "will provide 77 cents in employee benefits for every dollar it spends on wages."

About 1 in 10 public school teachers in Wisconsin would have been laid off without federal stimulus funds.

Says state Senate candidate "Monk Elmer voted to exceed the (school district property tax) spending caps."

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