CONTACT: Joe Fadness 

MADISON, WI. – Gov. Scott Walker traveled across Wisconsin this week welcoming students back to school and discussing how his budget will make record investments in our classrooms.

The nearly $640 million investment is part of his budget – along with additional tax cuts for hard-working families – made possible by the bold conservative reforms Gov. Walker fought for to balance the state’s budget.

Check out what they’re saying:

From the Green Bay Press-Gazette: “Walker visited schools throughout the state Tuesday, to tour fab labs and speak with students and school officials about the proposed budget, which includes $639 million for education and is planned for passage before Sept. 22. ‘This isn’t just a historic investment in our public schools, it is also a significant investment in Wisconsin’s future workforce,’ Walker said. ‘We know that ensuring our students’ success, both in and outside the classroom, is critical to the state’s continued economic success.’”

From the Eau Claire Leader-Telegram: Walker touted the growth in fabrication laboratories across the state, saying he has included $400,000 in the state budget to construct the classrooms that offer students hands-on experience in studying technology and creating products. … Walker said he anticipates the state budget will be finished this week, vowing ‘there will be more money invested in K-12 than ever before,’ as well as putting more dollars toward technical colleges.”

From Wisconsin Public Radio: “Walker said more state aid for school districts are on the way, via the proposed state budget [that] would put more money into the schools. ‘So when I say Walt Whitman consistently exceeds expectations, that’s not just a slogan, you actually do that,’ the governor said.”

From WEAU TV in Eau Claire: “During the stop, Walker got to see some of the projects Altoona students were working on, but also took time to answer a variety of questions from students. This included one middle schooler, asking what she should learn about to get her ready for the future. Walker answered by touting academic career plans.”

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