Newsmakers: Education Update with State Superintendent Tony Evers
Tony Evers, state superintendent of public instruction, said today qualifying for the second round of federal Race to the Top federal aid could give Wisconsin about $30 million for early learning programs like child care, Head Start and pre-schools. In a Newsmakers interview on April 10, Evers also said Wisconsin will get a waiver from the No Child Left Behind federal law, which would let the state devise new programs, flexible ways to hold schools accountable. Evers said damaging cuts in aid to public schools will continue next year, but he will again this fall recommend to the governor and Legislature a new school-funding plan to restore that aid. The political turmoil across Wisconsin has unfairly targeted teachers and other public employees, Evers added.