Public School Supporters Eager for Blue Ribbon Commission on Funding

NEWS RELEASE [pdf here]: Public School Supporters Call on Blue Ribbon Commission to Find – and Fund – Real Solutions for Wisconsin Students  Milwaukee, Feb. 2, 2018. As the Blue Ribbon Commission on School Funding begins the critical work today of finding real solutions to Wisconsin’s school funding issues, public education advocates around the state are eager to […]

Wisconsin Public Education Network Action News & Updates

WISCONSIN PUBLIC EDUCATION NETWORK ACTION NEWS & UPDATES Wisconsin Public Education Network issues regular email announcements with breaking news, updates, and action opportunities for public education supporters. To join our mailing list and ensure you’re receiving the latest updates, email SUBSCRIBE to Please include your name, contact information, group/affiliation, and city in the body of your […]

Blue Ribbon Commission on School Funding Headquarters

Where are we now? The Blue Ribbon Commission on School Funding released its final report in January 2019. This document, which has many points of overlap with the budget proposed by Governor Evers, and could serve as a starting point for serious bipartisan consensus on fixing some of Wisconsin’s most pressing school funding problems. Let’s come […]

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 […]

Join Us! Register today for Wisconsin Public Education Network Summer Summit

All supporters of Wisconsin public schools are invited to attend the 3rd Annual Wisconsin Public Education Network Summer Summit. The Summer Summit is the Wisconsin public education advocacy event of the year: an opportunity like no other to connect with and learn from other supporters of public schools. From parents and  grassroots organizers to academics […]

Wisconsin Parents: Assembly Education Plan Hurts Kids, Betrays Promise

Wisconsin Parents: Assembly Education Plan Hurts Kids, Betrays Promise Parents, community members outraged by stalled K-12 budget discussions SUN PRAIRIE.  With K-12 public education funding discussions stalled as Assembly Republicans balk at the Governor’s plan to restore a fraction of the funding lost to public schools, public education advocates are expressing outrage and calling on […]

Budget Action Alert: Public Education Funding at Risk

Wisconsin Education Budget Action Alert! June 2, 2017 Breaking public education news in Wisconsin: Despite the testimony of public education advocates around the state in person and in writing through the course of this budget cycle, public education funding in the 2017-2017 biennial budget is at risk.  According to this latest report, lawmakers are divided […]

2017 Superintendent of Public Instruction Candidate Questionnaire

Wisconsin Public Education Network Voter Resource: 2017 Superintendent of Public Instruction Questionnaire April 4 Election Edition! Updated! Tony Evers and Lowell Holtz advanced through the primary to the Spring Election, which will be held on April 4. Polls are open statewide from 7am to 8pm. Note: Our original post included responses from the four primary […]