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


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


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


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