Letter To Local Media/Community

By John Forester | June 18, 2015

Here is a letter to local media and the community of the Hurley school district from superintendent Chris Patritto.

Great job Chris!

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Special Needs Vouchers and Undermined Teacher Licensure: A Toxic Combination

By John Forester | June 18, 2015

Here is another powerful press release from Stop Special Needs Vouchers.

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Parents of Students With Disabilities: Take Special Needs Vouchers Out of the Budget

By John Forester | June 16, 2015

Check out this powerful column written by parents of students with disabilities and posted by The Cap Times in Madison.

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More Community/Parent Letters

By John Forester | June 16, 2015

Check out these parent/community letters from Tony Klaubauf, superintendent of Denmark and Mark McGuire, superintendent of Rio.  Great job!

Denmark Community Letter

Rio Community Letter

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JFC Budget Wrap-Up Delayed Yet Again

By John Forester | June 16, 2015

From WisPolitics.com . . .

Joint Finance will not meet tomorrow as GOP lawmakers continue to grapple with transportation, public financing for a Milwaukee Bucks arena and other issues, a spokesman for Co-chair Alberta Darling said this morning.

The committee had tentatively planned to meet Wednesday. But instead the committee hopes to meet Thursday or Friday this week, Darling’s spokesman said.

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Evers Writes Letter to Wisconsin Parents

By John Forester | June 12, 2015

State Superintendent Tony Evers has written a letter to Wisconsin parents in which he thanks them for their advocacy on behalf of their kids and their public schools.  He also encourages them to keep pushing the dialogue about the value of public education in our state.  Amen.

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Wauwatosa Parents Respond in Facebook Video

By John Forester | June 12, 2015

Check out the new Facebook video from SOS Wauwatosa:

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Means, Ertl and Greco on Public Radio

By John Forester | June 12, 2015

Here is the link to yesterday’s Kathleen Dunn show on Wisconsin Public Radio in which Superintendents Demond Means (Mequon-Thiensville), Pat Greco (Menomonee Falls) and Phil Ertl (Wauwatosa) take aim at the impact of the proposed state budget on public education.  Demond, Pat and Phil, thanks for your outstanding leadership.

Friends, I want to thank all of you for all your efforts on behalf of Wisconsin school children.  These are tough times.  But, I gotta tell you: IT’S A GREAT DAY TO WORK FOR THE “GOOD GUYS”!!!!

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Coalition Letter on Participation in Sports and Extracurricular Activities

By John Forester | June 11, 2015

The SAA, WASB, WIAA, Wisconsin Rural Schools Alliance and other coalition partners have submitted to Republican legislative leadership a letter requesting that language in the Joint Finance Committee (JFC) K-12 education omnibus motion relating to participation in school district sports and extra-curricular activities be removed from the state budget proposal.

See the letter here.

 

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More Parent/Community Letters

By John Forester | June 11, 2015

Check out these parent/community letters from Sue Green, superintendent of Oakfield and Cheryl Gullicksrud, superintendent of Mondovi.  Great job!

Oakfield Letter

Mondovi Letter

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