Walker campaign: Launches first statewide TV ad highlighting Evers’ failure to keep Wisconsin school children safe

Contact: Austin Altenburg

As a result of Evers’ failed leadership, porn-watching teacher remains in the classroom today

[Madison, Wis.] – The Walker campaign on Wednesday launched its first TV ad to spotlight Tony Evers’ failure to lead when Wisconsin’s children and families needed him. Despite desperate pleas from school administrators and parents, Evers refused to revoke the license of a predatory teacher and sided with union bosses instead.

The teacher featured in the Walker campaign’s TV ad was caught spreading pornography in the classroom and shockingly made inappropriate comments about the bodies of middle school girls. As a result of Evers’ failure to revoke his license, the teacher is still in the classroom today. This is the Walker campaign’s first TV ad to spotlight Evers’ failed leadership.

You can watch the ad, entitled “Still in the Classroom,” here. You can find more details on Evers’ failed leadership here. The ad begins:​

A teacher watched hard-core pornography in his classroom.

Showed obscene images to female co-workers.

Commented about the chest sizes of middle school girls.

Suggested one struggling student should brush up on her sex skills because it’s the only thing she’d ever be good at.

Then intimidated the female teacher who complained.

Tony Evers should have revoked the teacher’s license.

But he didn’t. And the teacher is still in the classroom with young girls.

News media has uncovered, and the Republican Party of Wisconsin has run ads to spotlight, the fact that Evers refused to revoke the licenses of teachers who were watching pornography in school, making inappropriate comments about the bodies of middle school girls and spreading pornography in school, asking special education students to view pornography on their phones and getting caught with their pants down, and soliciting sex through Snapchat with a student. In each case, school districts asked Evers to revoke the license of the teacher and in each case, Evers failed to do so.

The spot will run on television as well as on a range of online and social media platforms. It is the first ad the Walker campaign is running to spotlight Evers’ failed leadership.