Who moved my teachers?

Wisconsin teachers now earn less total compensation than seven years ago, thanks to cuts in benefits. They face larger classes and less job security, and in some districts have been asked to teach extra sections. As a result, fewer people are applying to teacher education programs. Is the rest of America next? > Mother Jones

Right-wingers, including in our high court, keep dragging our state down


The five conservatives on the Supreme Court, who owe their offices to obscene campaign contributions and attack ads financed by in-state and out-of-state corporate interests, delivered yet another blow last week to Wisconsin unions’ ability to represent workers. > Cap Times

Study finds that after Act 10, Wisconsin teachers are paid less, have fewer years of experience


A new report from the Center for American Progress found that Wisconsin’s teachers are paid less, have fewer benefits, and are less experienced than before Act 10 was passed in 2011. > Cap Times

This is how badly Scott Walker has hurt Wisconsin’s public schools

Wisconsin Protests

In the six years since Gov. Walker signed the union-busting Act 10, the state’s labor movement has been decimated. Wisconsin was once a leader in organized labor, but a new study highlights the unintended consequences of Act 10, which has proven catastrophic for Wisconsin’s public schools. > Mother Jones

Mauston addressing teacher shortage with unique options for students

Taking a stand to address a teacher shortage in Wisconsin, Mauston High School is creating unique opportunities to get students interested in a career in education. Last school year, the school started a local chapter of Educators Rising, a national organization promoting education for young people.  >  WKOW Madison

Trump’s proposed cuts to teacher training would cost state $35 million

The math institute and other training opportunities for state teachers and principals are made possible through a federal program that President Trump has proposed to  eliminate. That could mean a loss of $35 million for Wisconsin’s public, private and charter schools for professional development, class size reduction and recruiting and retaining qualified teachers and principals.  >  Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel