Four Dem candidates for governor unite in support for ending school vouchers

At a forum held Sunday on Madison’s east side featuring just four of the eight Democratic candidates, all four – Kelda Roys, Mahlon Mitchell, Mike McCabe and Kathleen Vinehout –  said they would end the state’s school voucher programs. > Cap Times

Schimel: School grants could be used for gun training

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Republican Attorney General Brad Schimel isn’t ruling out using school safety grants to cover firearm training for teachers. Schimel made the remarks during a news conference Wednesday. > AP News

Walker’s graduation pledge reminiscent of jobs promise

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Gov. Scott Walker, who famously promised in 2010 to create 250,000 jobs but still hasn’t done it, has unveiled a new pledge: give Wisconsin the country’s highest high school graduation rate. Walker set the goal for 2023, which would be the end of his third term in office if he is re-elected in the fall. > AP News

Walker: ‘I’m going to continue to be a pro-education governor’

Gov. Scott Walker is aggressively staking a claim that is sure to draw fire from his biggest critics: “I’m affirming the fact that I’m a pro-education governor,” Walker said in an interview Monday. “I’m going to continue to be a pro-education governor and build off of that.” > Wisconsin State Journal

Her graduation speech called for equality. Administrators said, ‘Sorry, too controversial’.

Tomahawk High School administrators told a straight-A student she would need to remove references to discrimination and school shootings in order to deliver her commencement address. She decided not to give the speech instead. > Wausau Daily Herald

Criminologist: Police in schools does not make them safer

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Andrew Austin, a criminologist at the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay, notes that officers in schools have increased tremendously in recent years, but schools have experienced more and deadlier shootings. He explains why this is. > Green Bay Press Gazette