As a former public school teacher, high school principal, and state superintendent of schools, Gov. Evers knows that what’s best for our kids is what’s best for our state. In his first term, he has taken swift action to prioritize our public schools, empower parents, and increase funding. Today, Wisconsin’s public schools are ranked 8th best in the nation – up from 18th when Gov. Evers took office. That’s because we’ve made record investments in education, including restoring the state’s funding commitment to public schools for the first time in two decades and the first increase to special education funding in more than a decade.
But with a booming economy and record surplus, we have the opportunity to do even more. Gov. Evers will continue to support investments that improve the quality of Wisconsin public schools, while also keeping property taxes down. He also believes that parents are our kids’ first and most important teachers and will continue to find ways for parents, teachers, and school boards to collaborate in order to achieve the best outcomes for Wisconsin kids.