PolitiFact Wisconsin cuts through the many claims made in TV ads about what happened in the case surrounding a Wisconsin teacher caught viewing porn at school and about how Tony Evers could legally respond.
Two top Republican lawmakers said this week that state Superintendent of Public Instruction Tony Evers — a Democrat challenging Gov. Scott Walker in November — didn’t take the lead on urging lawmakers to pass legislation making it easier to revoke the licenses of teachers who behave inappropriately. > Cap Times
Democrats have long faulted Walker for not doing enough to fix problems at the Lincoln Hills juvenile prison, which has been under criminal investigation for more than three years. Meanwhile, Republicans are focusing on Evers’ decision not to revoke the license of a teacher who was fired for viewing pornography on his work computer. > Wisconsin State Journal
Gov. Scott Walker’s re-election campaign is doubling down on its attacks on Democrat Tony Evers for not revoking the license of a teacher who watched pornography at school, despite Evers contending he was barred by state law at the time from doing so. > Wisconsin Public Radio
A new ad from the Wisconsin chamber of commerce accuses Democratic governor candidate Tony Evers of spending money on raises for his staff instead of teachers, even though the law does not allow Evers as state superintendent to redirect money earmarked for staff salaries for other purposes such as teacher raises. > AP News
Three times, the state Republican Party has run attack ads against Tony Evers, tying him to an 8-year-old case of a Madison-area teacher viewing pornography. None of the first three GOP ads fared well in PolitiFact Wisconsin‘s fact checks, and now a liberal group is coming to the defense of Evers with its own ad.
Wisconsin AG Brad Schimel says school districts should be able to decide whether or not to arm teachers, but he’d help them make sure it’s “done the best way possible.” This comes after a New York Times report showed that Betsy DeVos is considering allowing states to use federal funding to purchase guns for teachers. > CBS 7 Wausau