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Wisconsin students need legislators who stand up for their public schools, teachers say

The Wisconsin Education Association Council (WEAC) recommends Barry Hammarback in Assembly District 30.

“Barry Hammarback believes all children should have the same opportunity for success, no matter where they live or what their family circumstances,” said Ron Martin, an Eau Claire eighth grade teacher and WEAC president. “Wisconsin needs elected officials who respect educators’ voices.”

“Public schools are important to our communities. Decisions in the State Assembly should be based on what’s best for students,” Martin said. “Elected officials, educators and our entire communities should be working together to support local public schools.”

Hammarback, a River Falls attorney and businessman, stated he was proud to be endorsed by WEAC. “Wisconsin has a proud history of excellent public education, and no one works harder on behalf of our children than their teachers,” he said. “I am committed to making sure students and teachers have the resources they need to thrive.”

In making recommendations for the state Legislature, WEAC members focus on areas including support for public schools, giving employees a voice in school decisions and professional respect for the role educators have in keeping our communities strong.

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