State Superintendent Carolyn Stanford Taylor delivered her first annual State of Education Address today at the State Capitol in Madison. While she trumpeted Wisconsin schools successes she also expressed concern for persistent gaps and working towards equity in educational achievement, access and opportunity.
She called the funding increases included in the most recent state budget a down-payment for improving student achievement and committed to working with the governor and legislature going forward to improve educational outcomes.
Excerpts of the speech from DPI: Continue reading State Supt. Stanford Taylor delivers State of Education Address; emphasizes collaboration for educational equity
State Superintendent Tony Evers delivered his 10th State of Education address but his first as a candidate for governor today at the state Capitol. He doubled down on his plan to invest $1.4 billion more (a 10% increase) for schools over two years in the next state budget. He also held a press briefing after the speech and discussed possible ways to pay for that plan. See – Milwaukee Journal Sentinel & Wisconsin State Journal coverage.
Read the entire speech here.
Below are selected excerpts: Continue reading State Supt. Evers delivers State of Education Address
State Superintendent Tony Evers delivered his annual State of Education address Sept. 21 in the State Capitol in Madison.
Quoting extensively from U.S. President Theodore “Teddy” Roosevelt in a speech with more political overtones than usual, Evers suggested the comments in a famous address by our nation’s 26th President provide advice for today’s Wisconsinites in the areas of improving school finance, fostering healthy students and connecting communities. Continue reading Evers Sharpens Rhetoric in Annual State of Education Address
In his State of Education address at the Capitol in Madison, State Superintendent Tony Evers praised Wisconsin’s students and teachers for their perseverance, resilience, and grit. “They are able to withstand or recover quickly from difficult conditions and do incredible things,” he said.
Evers noted that parent and citizen groups had a huge impact on school funding in the recently enacted budget and applauded them for standing up for strong public schools. Continue reading State Superintendent Tony Evers Praises Students and Teachers for Perseverance in Education Address