On April 2, voters will get to choose Wisconsin's next superintendent of public instruction. I support the re-election of Tony Evers.
Mr. Evers has over 30 years of experience in education - as a teacher, principal, school district administrator, and state superintendent. He advocates fair funding for schools, and ensuring a good education for all children in the state. At a time when state government has slashed the funds available to local school districts, we need a superintendent who is an experienced educator and a strong advocate of our public school system.
Mr. Evers' opponent, Don Pridemore, does not have a background in education. He advocates the expansion of the private school voucher program, which would divert funds and resources from public schools. Why support a program that benefits a small proportion of students at the expense of the vast majority who attend public schools?
Statewide, Wisconsin's public schools are among the best in the nation. Let's elect a superintendent of public instruction who wants to strengthen and improve our public school system. Let's re-elect Tony Evers.
Carol V. Crawford