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 […]

Will Wisconsin Betray its Children Yet Again?

Will Wisconsin Betray its Children Yet Again? Click here to see the full footage of our May 23, 2019 press conference thanks to Wisconsin Eye: News Conference: Public School Advocates on Education Budget. Heather DuBois Bourenane, Executive Director of the Wisconsin Public Education Network, issued the following statement today: Wisconsin has done everything it can to […]

Wisconsin Students Deserve Fairness

May 9, 2019 Share Heather DuBois Bourenane, Executive Director of the Wisconsin Public Education Network, issued the following statement today:   Today, the Wisconsin legislature’s Joint Finance Committee is poised to remove a long list of both fiscal and non-fiscal items from the governor’s budget proposal. The committee will begin the process of cobbling together […]

What’s Best for Kids & Schools Top Concern of Budget Hearings

Support for Kids & Public Schools Was Top Concern at Budget Hearings: Time for Legislators to Follow Blue Ribbon Blueprint for Funding Fairness Parents, students, board members, educators, school leaders, district administrators and community supporters of strong public schools turned out by the hundreds to testify in support of fully and fairly funded public schools […]

Coalition calls on state to close $2 Billion Biennial Special Ed Funding Deficit

LFB memo confirms legislature passing $1 billion Annual Special Education Deficit on to local schools: Coalition calls on elected officials to support 60% reimbursement proposals.   A memo from the State’s Legislative Fiscal Bureau confirms that the state legislature is passing a more than $1 billion annual funding shortfall on to local schools.   The […]

“Pitiful” – Wisconsin’s Special Education Funding Worst in the Nation

“Pitiful.” That’s the word a national funding expert from EdBuild used to describe Wisconsin’s funding system compared to other states. “Pitiful.” At a public hearing before the Blue Ribbon Commission on School Funding, national experts from both EdBuild and the Education Commission of the States iterated the many ways Wisconsin is worst or near worst […]

Education advocates applaud Evers’ plan to freeze voucher, independent charter spending

25 February, 2019 Wisconsin public education advocates applaud Governor Evers’ plan to freeze voucher and independent charter spending Wisconsin public education advocates applaud Governor Evers’ leadership in proposing a long-overdue freeze on voucher and independent charter programs (USA Today, WPR, WASB, Journal Sentinel) Everywhere we go around the state – at town halls, at public hearings, […]