Madison, WI – Today Wisconsin Family Action PAC (WFA PAC) announced it has endorsed Dr. Lowell Holtz, candidate for State Superintendent of Public Instruction. Julaine Appling, WFA PAC director, made the following statement:
“We are honored to endorse a candidate of the caliber of Dr. Lowell Holtz for this important office. Dr. Holtz’s personal educational preparation and attainment, coupled with his hands-on experience are extremely well suited for this position. But more important to us is his character and his positions on the critical issues surrounding education today.
“Dr. Holtz understands that the State Superintendent of Public Instruction and the Department of Public Instruction don’t need to be adversarial to school choice. He rightly believes parents, not the state, are ultimately responsible for the education of their children; and he is therefore rightly supportive of giving parents more options for fulfilling that responsibility. We’ve not had a State Superintendent of Public Instruction with that mindset for decades. This is the election where that needs to change.
“While appropriately respecting and valuing teachers and encouraging their professional growth, Dr. Holtz’s main emphasis and concern is on students and their learning. His track record of success in Wisconsin school districts shows he doesn’t just talk but also acts and gets results. That likewise is extremely encouraging.
“It’s time we had someone leading the Department of Public Instruction whose values and positions reflect those of most Wisconsin communities. Dr. Lowell Holtz is the man for the job, and we look forward to his being successful in the primary. We urge Wisconsin citizens to cast their vote for Dr. Holtz on Tuesday, February 21.”