Statements about Education

Scott Walker’s school-aid cuts were so devastating that students are without chairs and a government survey found 47 kids in a classroom.  

State budget cuts for local schools resulted in "nearly 4,000 educator layoffs"

"The overwhelming number" of school districts reported their staff stayed the same or grew after the 2011-’13 state budget  

A recall election for Wisconsin governor would cost "$7.7 million -- $7.7 million that may already be allocated to merit raises for teachers or health care for the poor or school books for your kids."

"The largest category of people coming into the technical schools in Wisconsin are people with four-year degrees."

Says he never called teachers "thugs" and has said nothing but "great things" about them during the fight over his curbs on unions

"Republicans enacted the most drastic cuts to K-12 public schools of any state in the nation."  

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.

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