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: ‘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

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

‘Save the teachers, stop the cuts’, chant students, teachers outside MPS headquarters

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Hundreds of students and teachers rallied outside MPS headquarters this week, blaming Gov. Scott Walker and the state legislature for deep cuts to public schools across the state. The informational picket happened just before an MPS school board meeting where school leaders scrambled to address a $30 million budget shortfall. > WDJT-TV Milwaukee

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