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05.30.2013 | | Posted at 04:25 PM
By Lisa Kaiser
I’m not quite sure what the Republicans (and their former legislative leaders turned lobbyists) will ultimately agree on, but one thing is clear: the state budget will include some sort of voucher expansion. Democrats and public school advocates are frantic, worried about the damage this will do to the vast majority of state schools that educate the vast majority of students. But perhaps th...
Sunday, April 7, 2013
 Unfortunately, it’s not difficult to explain how Wisconsin could re-elect President Barack Obama and send Democratic U.S. Sen. Tammy Baldwin to Washington and then just five months later vote
Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Shepherd Express Endorsements

 We urge Shepherd readers to end the dysfunction on the state Supreme Court by casting a vote for Edward Fallone on April 2. Adding Fallone to the state’s highest court would begin to address the many
Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Choice between public and private schools on April 2

 On April 2, in one of only two statewide races on the ballot, Wisconsin voters will have a rare chance to weigh in on the state’s support for public and private schools
Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2012

Walker’s big agenda fails in the courts

 It’s not unusual for big policy reforms, such as the ones backed by Gov. Scott Walker and the Republican-dominated state Legislature
Wednesday, April 25, 2012

How would you save public education?

In the final weeks leading up to the May 8 Democratic primary for governor, the Shepherd will ask the candidates questions about tough issues facing the state, then print their answers for our readers' review. This is the second installment in our...
Tuesday, Oct. 20, 2009

Plus Hero and Jerk of the Week

Gov. Jim Doyle and state Superintendent Tony Evers announced their plan to reform the state’s education system—and possibly net some funds from the federal government. They trotted out some ideas for the press, including lengthening the school day, linking teacher pay to performance, changing the...
08.21.2009 | | Posted at 12:00 AM
By Lisa Kaiser
MPS Board President Michael Bonds has sent an open letter to Gov. Jim Doyle, Mayor Tom Barrett, and State Superintendent Tony Evers outlining why a mayoral takeover of the district, which would require a change in state law, is a bad idea. Some excerpts: Destroying democracy and disenfranchising thousands of voters: “Your takeover effort...
Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Tony Evers for State Superintendent

Education must be one of our top priorities. Without a strong public education system, our next generation will fail—not just personally; they’ll also fail our state. We can’t let that happen. That’s why voters should choose Tony Evers, who is currently the deputy state superintendent. Evers isn’t running as a flashy...

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