Fair Maps mean Fair Funding for Public Schools

April 29, 2021 is a national day of action and we join Wisconsin Public Education Network partners statewide to demand an end to gerrymandering and the drawing of nonpartisan, transparent, people-powered legislative maps. We’re asking you to take action because fair maps matter deeply to our students and their public schools.  Without fair maps, we cannot hold […]

“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 […]

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 […]