Stories tagged: "education"


Threat of GOP-led Book Bans Looms Over ‘22 Elections

At an event honoring Pride Month, Democratic Wisconsin Governor Tony Evers made clear a glaringly obvious point: He is likely the only thing standing in the way of a Republican push to ban books in Wisconsin. 

July 8, 2021, at Cumberland Elementary School in Whitefish Bay, Wis. (AP Photo/Scott Bauer)
Governor Evers Leads Wisconsin Schools To Top 10 Best in U.S.

Evers, the former State Superintendent of Public Instruction and an educator himself, made strengthening public education a cornerstone of his 2018 campaign. Since taking office, Evers has delivered a number of accomplishments in the education space.

Kiel Police Dept
Six Bomb Threats in Less Than Two Weeks—Kiel Becomes a Front in a National Debate Between Respect and Contempt

The tight-knit community of 3,900 is confused, concerned, and caught up in cultural crosscurrents.

Republicans are hurting, not helping, when it comes to our kids

Republicans across the country, and right here in Wisconsin, have promoted attacks on transgender student-athletes, and Florida’s “Don’t say gay” bill is spawning copycat legislation from Republicans across the country.

Jill Underly, Wisconsin's State Superintendent of Public Instruction. (Photo provided)
State Superintendent: Teaching About Racism Is Essential. Attacking Those Lessons Is What’s Racist.

Jill Underly published two editorials this week addressing the need to face our real history—and to recognize the racial “achievement gap” is really an opportunity gap.

Kids in class
Q&A: Educational Theorist Michael Apple Reviews Republicans’ 40 Year War on Public Education

UW-Madison Professor Michael Apple believes conservatives’ latest attacks on school boards, teachers, and curriculum are part of a decades-long effort to undermine public education.

School Board Battles National Groups
Education Advocates Warn of a ‘Very Well-Coordinated Disinformation Campaign’ Against Public Schools

Conservative opposition to science-based COVID safeguards then extended to teaching more accurate history lessons. The culture war-based campaigns distract from years of underfunding and undermining local control.