Promises about Education on Evers-O-Meter

Tighten regulations on state’s school voucher program, or end it entirely

Evers told the School Administrators Alliance in a written response to the group’s questions: “As Governor, I would work with the legislature to phase out vouchers; if Republican control of the Legislature makes that impossible, then I would ensure the state adequately funds public schools and require voucher schools to use licensed teachers, adopt student safeguards like IDEA and non-discrimination protection, and implement needed transparency measures.”

Increase spending on early childhood education

“As governor, Tony will: Increase investments in early childhood education and quality childcare, which includes helping Wisconsin families with skyrocketing childcare costs”

Increase school funding by $1.4 billion over two years in first budget

“As governor, Tony will: Increase school funding by $1.4 billion over two years in his first state budget.”

Increase spending on technical schools and UW System

“As governor, Tony will: Increase investments in both our technical schools and University of Wisconsin System.”

Repeal or soften Act 10

In answer to Milwaukee Journal Sentinel questions, Evers campaign manager said Evers would want to repeal Act 10 or soften it.

Act 10 is the measure passed in 2011 by then-Gov. Scott Walker and fellow Republicans that curtailed collective bargaining for most public employees, among other matters.

Restore state funding for schools to two-thirds level in 2019-21 budget

While running for governor, Evers vowed to increase school funding so that the state paid for two-thirds of public school costs. The budget he proposed in his role as state superintendent included this as well.