Who We Are

We are an informal, non-partisan alliance of parents, educators, board members, administrators, schools districts, and groups all over the state.

We are committed to the public schools that ensure every child at every school has equal opportunity to learn and succeed in the classroom and beyond.

We work together to share information, ideas, and actions that help us get better at the state and local level in meeting these goals.

Our partners don't always agree on every issue or policy, but our common ground is always rooted in our deep commitment to the success of every student in every school.

What We Do

We can help you get started

Contact our office and let us know what you'd like to do. We can point you toward resources, people, or other groups working on the same issue.

Public Education 101

Are you wondering how the state budgets or policies will impact local funding? Need to explain choice options? Get informed about what all these terms mean, specifically for Wisconsin.

Advocacy Toolkits

We have advocacy toolkits that can help you talk to community constituents, like parents, leaders, or policy makers.

Find us on Facebook!

Our Facebook page is about sharing photos and articles related to public schools.

Network Partners Map

See who we're partnered with across the state.

Coverage from our annual summit

Click here to learn more about our past and upcoming annual events. Our 4th Annual Summer Summit will be held August 1, 2018 at Appleton North High School.

Wisconsin Public Education News, Events & Actions

Public School Supporters Call on Blue Ribbon Commission to Take Action

June 4, 2018 Public School Supporters Call for Results at Final Blue Ribbon Commission on School Funding Hearing Madison, Wisconsin. Wisconsin public education supporters are uniting at the Capitol today to send a final message to members of the Blue Ribbon Commission on School Funding, which is holding the last of its statewide tour of...

2018 SUMMER SUMMIT Registration!

We are thrilled to announce that registration is now live for our 4th Annual SUMMER SUMMIT, and you are invited to join us! This is our once-a-year opportunity to get all the people who know and care the most about what’s going on in our public schools together – to listen, learn, connect, and...

Make 2018 a Blue Ribbon Year for Wisconsin Public Schools

This post was originally published in the May 2018 edition of Union Labor News. Will 2018 Be a Blue Ribbon Year for our Students and Schools? It’s up to us. By Heather DuBois Bourenane, Executive Director, Wisconsin Public Education Network “They don’t care what we think. They don’t listen to a word we say.” It was...

What advocates are saying

Our local advocacy group values the resources Wisconsin Public Education Network offers us and other organizations throughout the state. We are stronger together.

CAROL LENZ

Fox Cities Advocates for Public Education, Appleton
As public education in Wisconsin has endured eight years of marginalization, grassroots groups from school districts, institutions, and advocacy groups have sprung into action to defend public schools. Wisconsin Public Education Network provides a collaborative platform for these groups to coordinate and communicate about ideas that will help public schools stay vital.

BRAD SCHNEIDER

Wisconsin Music Educators Association
Our public schools give depth and meaning to students, families, and communities. Starving our schools through revenue manipulations makes us less as a people and society. That’s why I fully support and endorse the mission and activities of the Wisconsin Public Education Network.

ROGER SPRINGMAN

Stoughton Action Coalition
America was born during the Enlightenment. The Enlightenment was a bright spot in the history of civilization. Privatization of American public education would bring death to the Enlightenment, Democracy and civilization for much of America, and bring a new dark age. I support Wisconsin Public Education network to keep hope alive for all future generations in America.

DWAYNE BLOCK

retired teacher, Oconomowoc

Network Partners Map

Find an advocacy team in your region! Zoom in and out to see more groups. Click on a heart to get more details about each group and links.
Get on the map! Email your group's name, contact info, and website/facebook/social media links to our network coordinator and get connected in your community and beyond!

ABOUT

The Wisconsin Public Education Coalition is the hub for education advocacy in Wisconsin.
We are a project of the Wisconsin Alliance for Excellent Schools (WAES), a 501(c)(3) nonprofit. Our work is supported by the voluntary contributions of our partners around the state.

We are an informal, non-partisan alliance of parents, educators, board members, administrators, schools districts, and groups all over the state who are committed to ensuring that the public schools that are the hearts of our communities have the resources they need to ensure every child at every school has equal opportunity to learn and succeed in the classroom and beyond.

We support strong public schools that provide excellent education for all students. We work together to share information, ideas, and actions that help us get better at the state and local level in meeting these goals.

Our partners don't always agree on every issue or policy, but our common ground is always rooted in our deep commitment to the success of every student in every school.

Info

Wisconsin Alliance for Excellent Schools Board of Directors

Julie Underwood, President
Jenni Hofschulte, Vice President
Jill Gaskell, Secretary
Ronald "Duff" Martin, Treasurer
Tom Beebe
Marcia Engen
Jerry Fiene
Joanne Juhnke
Ellen Lindgren
Thomas J. Mertz
David Polashek
Bruce Quinton
Christopher J. Thiel
Sandy Whisler
Chris Kintop
Corinda Rainey-Moore

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