Johnson responds to Santa Fe school shooting: “Guns are not going anywhere”

U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson hasn’t changed his views on gun reforms since taking office, as evidenced by his comments hours after another school shooting in Santa Fe, Texas. Johnson believes that with more than 300 million guns in America, “they are not going anywhere,” and said gun-free zones are not working. > ABC 27 Madison

Middle school students march for gun reform

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Some Wisconsin students again walked out of their classrooms Wednesday, calling for reform of America’s gun laws. This time the demonstration was among middle schoolers in Shorewood, where they marched for four miles from Shorewood Intermediate to Congresswoman Gwen Moore’s office in the Third Ward. > WDJT-TV Milwaukee

Guns ‘not going away,’ Ron Johnson tells students in Kiel

U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson told an audience of high school students Tuesday that putting more police and finding ways to boost security in schools would be preferable to tightening gun restrictions. He also said he wished the federal and state governments would stay increasingly out of schools’ business. > Sheboygan Press

Wisconsin’s achievement gap is our tragic claim to fame. Where’s the outrage?

A Marquette Law School professor says he set out to write a level-headed column about the state of reading proficiency in Wisconsin. But concluded: “I can’t write it without providing context, and the context is something everyone in Wisconsin should regard as a source of shame and an indictment of our failings. > Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Baldwin tells students she’s fighting to combat student loan debt, improve college affordability

Badgers for Tammy, a UW-Maison student organization working to reelect U.S. Sen. Tammy Baldwin this November, hosted her at their kickoff meeting this week, where she told them that energized progressive ideals and high turnout among young voters are key to her campaign this November. > Badger Herald

Running for Ryan’s seat, Cathy Myers aims to mobilize teachers, students

Cathy Myers, a Janesville School Board Member and Democrat running for Congress in Wisconsin’s 1st District, announced the launch of Teachers and Students for Cathy, which will employ students and teachers as summer campaign organizers. Myers will face Randy Bryce in the Democratic primary on Aug. 14. > Wisconsin Gazette