New state GOP TV ad hits Evers again on teachers not losing licenses

The state GOP is out with its second TV ad attacking Dem guv candidate Tony Evers over teachers who didn’t lose their licenses after being accused of inappropriate behavior.

The narrator opens the spot saying parents and school officials asked “Superintendent Tony Evers to revoke the license of teachers who preyed on our kids.”

The narrator then adds one teacher “viewed and shared pornographic images at school,” one “used Snapchat to ask her student to have sex in a storage closet” and “Yet another teacher was caught with his pants down in the classroom.”

The narrator concludes the spot, “State Superintendent Tony Evers had the power to revoke their licenses, but he refused, leaving our kids unprotected.”

The first example references a Middleton teacher who was featured in the GOP’s first ad of the general election last week. According to documents the state GOP provided in the second case, DPI sought to have the teacher’s license revoked the day after she resigned, but the the agency later found no probable cause to take her license.

In the third case, the GOP previously provided WisPolitics.com and other media outlets documents that show DPI concluded the district was unable to provide evidence to support the allegations and it determined there was no probable cause to revoke his license.

The second two cases were both after state law was changed to make it easier to revoke a teacher’s license for inappropriate conduct.

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