Stories tagged: "Wisconsin Education Association Council"


Keeping Wausau Kids Safe & Parents Informed, a local parent group based in Wausau, purchased a billboard to push for a mask requirement in the local school district. The group is one of several across Wisconsin who are forming to fight back against the loud minority of people against COVID-19 safety measures in schools. (Photo courtesy of Jean Radtke)
Wisconsin Parents Are Standing Up for COVID Safety In Schools

As school boards—many times influenced by groups funded by national conservative organizations—decline to enact COVID safety protocols, local parent groups are pushing back. 

(Photo via School District of the Menomonie Area)
Menomonie School Board Ends Mandatory COVID Contact Quarantines, Leaves Decision With Parents

The vote comes after the school board voted twice last month against requiring masks amid a nationwide surge of the Delta COVID-19 variant.

Wisconsin Education Association Council President Ron "Duff" Martin says bills that Republicans claim would ban critical race theory in Wisconsin schools would only serve to whitewash history, including that of his own family. (Screenshot/Zoom)
‘It’s Part of Who I Am’: Education Advocates Slam Bills That Would Whitewash History Classes

Sponsors say discussions of institutional racism and implicit bias will make white people feel bad.

Washington High School was one of only five Milwaukee polling places open on April 7, 2020. (Photo by Jonathon Sadowski)
Wisconsin Voting Rights Groups Ask Biden, Congress to Revive For the People Act

With Republican lawmakers passing restrictive bills throughout the country, get-out-the-vote groups are pleading with Biden and Congress to pass federal voting rights protection.

Democratic Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers signs the Reublican-written state budget that includes a $2 billion income tax cut on Thursday, July 8, 2021, at Cumberland Elementary School in Whitefish Bay, Wis. (AP Photo/Scott Bauer)
‘Isn’t Good Enough for Our Kids’: Evers Signs GOP Budget Despite Concerns

Governor reluctantly signs a budget that uses the state's surplus on tax cuts rather than education and infrastructure.

The state Capitol in Madison is reflected off the windows of an office building across the street. (Photo by Julian Emerson)
‘Look What We’ve Missed’: Advocates Angered by Republican State Budget Cuts

The party-line vote by Republicans on the state’s budget-writing committee leaves obvious holes, some Wisconsinites say.

Julian Thomas Elementary School in Racine, built in the 1850s as Garfield School, will receive updates as part of the $1 billion referendum district voters passed in spring 2020. (Photo via Julian Thomas Elementary/Facebook)
Are Schools Infrastructure? Ask the Wisconsin Students and Educators Using Buildings Dating Back Over 100 Years.

Biden infrastructure plan meant to help districts where local voters may or may not approve critically needed repairs and staff to build a new generation of graduates.