Governor Tony Evers has always believed that what’s best for our kids is what’s best for our state. Before being elected governor, Gov. Evers was a lifelong educator, teaching science, serving as a school principal, district superintendent, and as Wisconsin’s Superintendent of Public Instruction.
Gov. Evers has never forgotten his roots in education. He saw firsthand the disastrous education policies enacted by the previous administration, and it’s this experience that originally drove him to run for governor.
Since his first day in office, Gov. Evers has promised to be the Education Governor. He’s prioritized our public schools, stood with teachers and parents, and fought to increase funding for universities and technical colleges. By investing in our public education, we can build a bright and prosperous future for all of Wisconsin. That’s why Gov. Evers is committed to our public schools and ensuring they have the resources needed to prosper.
- After years of neglect under the previous administration, Gov. Evers is delivering historic increases in funding for our public schools with the largest increase in general aid in nearly 15 years, and the first special education funding increase in a decade.
- The latest bipartisan budget also provides $685 million in additional aid to schools and for the first time in nearly two decades, the state finally hit its two-thirds funding commitment to public schools. These investments are critical to ensuring our public school system has the resources it needs to perform.
- Gov. Evers has called on the Legislature to go even further and capture the moment presented by Gov. Evers’ strong fiscal leadership. With a record-breaking budget surplus, Wisconsin has the ability to further improve education quality — that’s why Gov. Evers’ surplus plan invests nearly $750 million in our schools, meaning improved education quality for our kids while also lowering property taxes for parents.
- Gov. Evers has put the health and safety of teachers and students first throughout the pandemic by prioritizing vaccine access, ensuring schools have protective equipment, and following public health guidance.
- Gov. Evers has prioritized education, with the first special education funding increase and largest investment in general aid in over a decade. Now, our schools are ranked among the top 10 in the country – our schools ranked 8th best in the nation after dropping to 18th just four years ago.
The Bottom Line: Wisconsin’s schools endured years of neglect under the previous administration, and while Gov. Evers is still hard at work cleaning up their mess, he’s already made incredible strides that are improving Wisconsin’s education system. By rejecting partisanship and doing what’s best for our kids, we can continue to build stronger schools that will lead to a prosperous future.