Summer Summit 2017 Resource Page

Here you will find videos, handouts, and brain storming notes from our sessions from this years summit. So if you weren’t able to join us, or if you didn’t make it to one of our sessions you are in the right place! Below you will find all our sessions with descriptions, panelists, and materials. (Some […]

Featured Presentation: Backpacks Full of Cash

  At this year’s summit we will be screening the film Backpacks Full of Cash. Narrated by Matt Damon, this feature-length documentary explores the growing privatization of public schools and the resulting impact on America’s most vulnerable children. Filmed in Philadelphia, New Orleans, Nashville and other cities, it takes viewers through the tumultuous 2013-14 school year, exposing […]

Materials and Resources-2018 Summer Summit

Presenter materials and resources. #WeChoose Equity Keynote presentation by Jitu Brown, Journey for Justice Alliance Video: Failing Brown v. Board Presentation: #WeChoose Equity Morning Session (10-11:15 am) (A1) School Funding 101: Get the Facts (LMC/1348) (A2) Climate Matters: Build School Community (1310)   (A3) Using Social Media to Celebrate our Public Schools (1365) Presentation – Using […]

Description of Breakout Sessions with Materials and Handouts for 2019 Summit

Description of Break Out Session, with Materials and Handouts! Breakout Session A A1 School Funding 101: Get the Facts Dee Pettack and Bob Soldner, Department of Public Instruction What do people mean when they say the funding formula is broken? How do private school vouchers impact public school budgets? What’s the difference between “instrumentality” and […]

Wisconsin Counts!

It’s time to make sure Wisconsin Counts! The start of October means we’re 6 months away from the start of the 2020 Census, and we want to make sure EVERY CHILD COUNTS in Wisconsin! JOIN THE #2020CENSUS TWITTERSTORM TUESDAY, OCT. 1 FROM 12-1! Use your personal, district, and organizational Twitter accounts to get #2020Census and […]

Wisconsin Parents Respond to DeVos Launch of “Back to School” Tour at Milwaukee Voucher School

“Betsy DeVos’s Visit and Policies Neglect 860,000 Kids in Public Schools,” Say Wisconsin Parents Parents and taxpayers from Eau Claire, Fort Atkinson, Green Bay, La Crosse, Lake Mills, Milwaukee, Palmyra, Racine, Saint Croix, Sun Prairie and Wauwatosa want sufficient funding for their kids’ public schools and more transparency for taxpayers from vouchers schools On the […]

“It makes my heart hurt:” Update from the Palmyra-Eagle school district

Members of the Palmyra-Eagle school district submitted signatures on Friday, Sept. 6, 2019 in an effort to force an advisory referendum this November.  Organizers see the referendum as an opportunity to give voters a chance to officially weigh in on the question of whether or not the district should dissolve – a question they feel […]

60-mile March to Madison Ends with Rally at Capitol Today

60 Mile March for Public Schools to End in Madison Today; Call to Hold Lawmakers Accountable for Education Votes   Tuesday, June 25, 2019. View this release online here. Wisconsin Public Education Network executive director Heather DuBois Bourenane issued the following statement today: “Today we end our sixty-mile journey from Palmyra to Madison at the State […]