Press Releases New Evers Ad Highlights Tim Michels’ Radical Positions Against Public Education

Michels may support abolishing the Department of Public Instruction, said additional funding for public schools was the “definition of insanity”

MADISON, Wis. — Today, Governor Tony Evers’ campaign announced a new ad highlighting Tim Michels’ radical positions opposing Wisconsin’s public schools. While Gov. Evers has been a champion for public education, Michels has supported dangerous ideas that will leave parents, teachers, and students without the resources they need to succeed. 

Michels has made his position on public education clear. If he becomes governor, he won’t rule out abolishing the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction. He said additional funding for public schools was the “definition of insanity,” and he would even consider slashing 40 percent of funding from Wisconsin’s public schools. Michels also supports a dangerous bill that would allow loaded guns on school grounds.

Having spent most of his career in education, Gov. Tony Evers knows the importance of strong public schools and has funded them at their highest level in nearly 20 years. After Wisconsin schools fell to 18th in the nation under the previous administration, they’re now in the top ten today according to U.S. News and World Report. In his next term, Gov. Evers will ask for an additional $2 billion for Wisconsin public schools. 

Watch the ad here and view the transcript below.

Tony for Wisconsin: “Mom”

MOM: Getting my kids a good education is one of the most important things to me. 

So, when I hear Tim Michels say things like this:

MICHELS: “we’re already throwing so much money at education”

MOM: That really concerns me.  

Tim Michels said he would consider abolishing Wisconsin’s department of education.

He even said funding our public schools is the “definition of insanity.”

I don’t want him in charge of my kids’ education.  

Tim Michels is too radical, too divisive.