Statements about Education
The salaries of Wisconsin’s best-educated public school teachers were "slashed" by Gov. Scott Walker through a recent administrative rule change.
Says Gov. Scott Walker cut aid to local schools despite campaigning on trying to restore two-thirds state funding for education
Says Scott Walker enacted "the biggest cuts to education in our state’s history."
Says Milwaukee blacks have 55 percent male unemployment, 60 percent truancy, a 50 percent graduation rate, the "worst" reading scores and "lead" in infant mortality.
Says Gov. Scott Walker "made more than $70 million in cuts to job training programs through (Wisconsin’s) technical colleges."
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."
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