Support the Governor's Education Proposals
Gov. Tony Evers has called a special session of the legislature to take up an increase in K-12 education funding. The proposal includes funding to:
- Renew the state’s commitment to two-thirds funding for our public schools;
- Provide state support so schools can increase teacher pay to recruit and retain the brightest educators;
- Expand access to mental health services;
- Ensure that students with disabilities are receiving the services and support they need to be successful;
- Invest in rural schools through increased sparsity aid, in the summer school programs in our largest urban districts, and in tribal language revitalization efforts; and
- Begin to address the teacher shortage by allowing districts to rehire retired teachers within 30 rather than 75 days.
Wisconsin is expected to have more than $400 million in extra tax revenue, and this increased funding for education – including boosting teacher pay – can be accomplished along with a tax cut.