As Walker campaigns, new poll finds shifting political landscape


Voters are concerned about the $3 billion taxpayer subsidy for Foxconn that Walker championed, are more interested in spending on education than on tax cuts that have been a Walker hallmark, and unhappy with Republican President Donald Trump, according to a Marquette Law School Poll released Monday. > Wisconsin State Journal

Lawmakers green light new funding for rural, cash-strapped schools


A Walker-backed proposal to give Wisconsin’s most rural schools nearly $7 million more and allow low-spending districts to raise property taxes without a vote has cleared a key legislative hurdle. > AP News

The Koch network’s war on unions is a war on Democrats, education, and democracy


The Koch network recently got together to discuss how they could invest $400 million to promote their politics and policies, but it’s not just about the upcoming election cycle. This incredibly powerful group of billionaires focused on winning the long war. > San Diego Free Press

Walker makes election-year pitch in his ‘State of the State’


In addition to touting low unemployment, new spending on education, and a tax credit that would offer $100 per child, Gov. Scott Walker laid out his “Ambitious Agenda for Wisconsin in 2018,” which happens to include many proposals he has previously opposed. > Wisconsin State Journal

Lawmakers considering budgeting millions more for rural school districts


School districts in rural areas and districts with low spending levels locked in by state law would receive millions more in funding under a pair of bills being considered by the legislature, a nonpartisan analysis found. > Wisconsin State Journal

DeVos approves Evers’ state education plan that Walker rejected


U.S. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos approved Wisconsin’s education plan this week. Though Gov. Walker refused to sign it last year, saying it lacked bold reforms, state schools superintendent Tony Evers — who’s running for governor — said the plan gives local districts flexibility to innovate and a greater say in turning around failing schools. > Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Disability rights, education groups speak against ‘teacher rights’ bill


Disability rights advocates and school administrators spoke out against a bill in the state Legislature late last week that would require law enforcement to share information about students’ criminal records with schools. > Wisconsin Public Radio