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Western Wisconsin Schools Grapple With Falling Status Of Teachers

Vinehout - Citizens Vote to Raise Property Taxes to Pay for Schools

November 12, 2018

A little-told story from the recent election is the change happening across Wisconsin as citizens voted to increase their property taxes to pay for local schools.

Shifts In Student Numbers Help Drive School Referendums Across Wisconsin

October 26, 2018

School referendums around Wisconsin have been steadily increasing in the 2010s, particularly years when a general election is held. In 2017, the state Legislature enacted Act 59, a biennial budget bill that limits a school board from approving no more than two resolutions in one year authorizing school funding increases. But it has not slowed the number of school districts that have chosen to go to referendum in 2018.

Supporting the UW Helps All of Wisconsin

Kathleen Vinehout
August 27, 2018

“Investing in the UW System is an investment in Wisconsin,” said University of Wisconsin President Ray Cross, calling for an investment of another $107.5 million in the next biennial budget.

Over the past several years, budget cuts and tuition freezes hampered the UW System’s ability to retain professors, continue research and deliver high quality affordable education.

Peering in the Schoolroom Window

Kathleen Vinehout
August 20, 2018

“Welcome back to school,” the newsletter proclaimed. The Superintendent welcomed all with a cheery letter describing the amazing team at the school.

As students walk toward the school doors, they see from the outside that everything looks great. My local school district is proud of the new asphalt on the parking lot.

Will Wisconsin’s Future Children Receive an Equal Education?

June 12, 2017
By Senator Kathleen Vinehout   Progress with the state budget is at a standoff in the Capitol. Behind closed doors, leaders are talking details and trying to find votes.  

Western Wisconsin Schools Grapple With Falling Status Of Teachers

March 26, 2017
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