WisGOP: Madison bureaucrat Tony Evers faces growing scandal over failure to protect children

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[Madison, WI] — Since the launch of his campaign, Madison bureaucrat Tony Evers has faced a growing scandal over his failure to protect children in the classroom. Starting with Republican Party of Wisconsin radio and digital ads, the issue reemerged this week after new revelations show that the teacher was not only spreading pornography at school, but had also made sexually explicit comments about a 7th grade girl. Because of Evers’ inaction, the teacher remains in the classroom today.

Here are the facts on the growing scandal surrounding Evers’ candidacy:

Republicans Launch Radio and Digital Ad Against Evers for Failing to Revoke Middleton Teacher’s License – From the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel: The state GOP is running the radio ad attacking Evers, the state schools superintendent, for a 2014 decision not to revoke the license of Middleton teacher Andrew Harris, who had looked at pornography on a computer at a school there.

New Revelations Show Teacher Made Sexually Explicit Comments About Children – From the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel: A redacted nine-page summary of the Middleton-Cross Plains school district’s investigation, provided to the Journal Sentinel, quotes an unidentified school employee as saying Harris told a group of teachers that one female student “should brush up on her (oral sex) skills because that’s all she’ll be good at later in life.”

Republicans Hold Evers Accountable For Inaction – From WisPolitics: On a media call today, state Sens. Alberta Darling, R-River Hills, and Leah Vukmir, R-Brookfield, said they were “outraged” and “appalled” by the new report.

Evers’ Failure to Act Becomes Major Focus of Governor’s Race – From the Wisconsin State Journal: Republicans last week and again on Monday used the case to argue that Evers, who did not revoke the teacher’s license, is unfit for the job he wants to take away from Gov. Scott Walker, and there’s no sign the issue will go away before the August primary election.

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