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Evers statement on state revenue figures

Thursday, January 19, 2017

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Tom McCarthy, DPI Communications Director, (608) 266-3559

MADISON — State Superintendent Tony Evers issued a statement asking that additional state revenue be directed to Wisconsin’s public schools.

“The state has an opportunity to make an investment in our kids and their schools that will have a substantial impact on student learning. I submitted a budget request last fall that does exactly that. My proposal lays out a shovel-ready plan, Fair Funding for our Future, to redesign our funding formula to bring much needed fairness and transparency to how we provide resources to schools. That plan is supported by schools and communities throughout Wisconsin.

“Frankly, funding public schools is not a Republican or Democratic issue. I visit every corner of our state and I see the wonderful things going on in our classrooms. Asking for additional money to help continue that work is not making an excuse. It’s about ensuring our public schools can provide that same opportunity in the future to all of their students. I am optimistic that the governor and legislative leaders are willing to commit funding to public schools, and I urge them to use my budget proposal as their blueprint.”

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