LA CROSSE, Wis. — In case you missed it, Governor Tony Evers visited The Good Fight Community Center yesterday, which provides at-risk and disadvantaged youth in the La Crosse area with academic support, social support, and physical and mental fitness.
Gov. Evers met with parents and kids to talk about the importance of public education, and toured the facility.
As a lifelong educator, Gov. Evers knows firsthand how important a quality education is — that’s why during his first term, he’s brought both parties together to fund Wisconsin public schools at their highest level in nearly two decades and signed the largest increase in special education funding in a decade. Gov. Evers recognizes the importance of education opportunities in and out of the classroom, such as those provided by The Good Fight. During his visit, Gov. Evers stated “how important it is that … not all learning happens in schools. Actually, there’s other places in kids’ lives, such as this, where they grow and learn and become better prepared for a future.”
Gov. Evers believes that every kid in Wisconsin should have access to a high-quality public education and career opportunities that allow them to achieve their dreams.
Read more on how Gov. Evers is committed to creating personal and professional development paths for Wisconsin’s youth, and how he will always do the right thing for our state.
“The governor says nontraditional education opportunities should get state support, along with regular schools. He talked of ‘how important it is that … not all learning happens in schools. Actually, there’s other places in kids’ lives, such as this, where they grow and learn and become better prepared for a future.’”
“When asked if state funding should be used for programs like these, Evers said it would help with kids’ education. ‘Not all learning happens in schools … There are other places in kids’ lives such as this where they grow and learn,’ said Evers. ‘I do believe there’s a role for the state to play; we’ll have to figure out what that role is.’”
“Governor Tony Evers made a stop at The Good Fight Community Center on Monday and shared comments about how his administration plans on addressing education going forward.”