Gov.-elect Tony Evers, at his last meeting as a member of the UW Board of Regents, briefly outlined a vision for higher education that has often been at odds with a board governed almost entirely by Gov. Scott Walker appointees. > Wisconsin State Journal
After what’s been described as a “a long slog” for public schools under the eight-year Walker administration, public school teachers and advocates felt optimistic watching one of their own defeat Walker Tuesday night. In addition, 77 of Wisconsin’s 82 education referendums passed. > Cap Times
Given this week’s election results, Tony Evers will move from one statewide elected office to another. So what will happen to the position of state schools superintendent when its current occupant becomes the governor? The short answer is that Evers can appoint his own replacement. Wisconsin Public Radio will walk you through the long answer.
Enrollment in Wisconsin’s school voucher programs is on the rise, with taxpayers set to spend $302 million this year on vouchers to send students to private schools, up $33 million over last year. Much of the increase is among students living outside Milwaukee and Racine. > AP News
Running to replace Paul Ryan, Republican Bryan Steil writes in the Cap Times: “Wisconsin families need access to affordable, effective education that prepares students for the jobs of the future. In Congress, I’ll bring Wisconsin-style solutions to make education accessible for workers so they can earn the degrees and learn the skills they need to be successful.”
Margaret Engebretson, a U.S. military veteran, is running as a Democrat for the congressional seat held by Republican incumbent Sean Duffy. She shared her positions on platforms such as health care and tariffs with Wisconsin Public Radio‘s “Central Time” host Rob Ferrett.
Gov. Scott Walker is attacking his Democratic challenger Tony Evers in a new ad launched Tuesday. The ad concludes with the tagline “Tony Evers: Special treatment for illegals, higher taxes for you.” > Cap Times