Governor Walker made news over the weekend, laying out his reforms to improve K-12 education across the state. Citing the “reform dividend,” the governor made clear that bold reforms in the past have allowed him to craft a plan that increases funding for education to historic levels and promotes student success across Wisconsin.
In total, the governor announced over half a billion dollars in K-12 education spending over two years, bringing the total to an all-time high. Other investments in his K-12 education plan targeted mental health programs for children and early college credit access. These investments, in addition to the governor’s recently announced Rural Schools plan, show Governor Scott Walker is making the right reforms to help Wisconsin families and allow students to succeed in the classroom.