WisGOP: In the News: Evers under attack for failure to revoke the licenses of dangerous teachers

August 27, 2018
Contact: Alec Zimmerman
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WISGOP launches second ad in two weeks highlighting Evers’ malfeasance at DPI

[Madison, WI] — Last week, the Republican Party of Wisconsin launched its second television ad of the 2018 election cycle against Democrat candidate for governor Tony Evers. As head of Wisconsin’s Department of Public Instruction, Evers failed to revoke the licenses of a teacher who district investigations said was soliciting a student for sex over Snapchat, and another who was caught by a colleague with his pants down in the classroom. This follows a previous WISGOP ad on his failure to revoke the license of a teacher caught spreading pornography and making comments about the bodies of middle school girls. All three teachers remain licensed to teach in Wisconsin.

Check out stories of the new WISGOP ad and Tony Evers’ failures at DPI in the news:

From the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel: … Republican officials are launching an ad attacking Democratic gubernatorial candidate Tony Evers for not revoking the license of a Beloit Turner High School teacher accused of sending sexually provocative Snapchat notes to a student.

“She Snapchats me sexual things. She sends me close to nudes, but not fully showing anything,” the male student said in a written statement. “When she is sexting me, she says how she wants to have sex in her storage closet or meet somewhere.”

From Fox 6 News: The other case featured in the ad involves Ron Thompson, a substitute teacher who then worked in the School District of Bloomer north of Eau Claire. The GOP’s ad says Thompson “was caught with his pants down in the classroom” in 2017.

From the Wisconsin State Journal: The Department of Public Instruction has declined to revoke the license of a teacher accused of immoral conduct 88 times, or in only one out of every five cases, since State Superintendent Tony Evers took office a decade ago.

From the Eau Claire Leader Telegram: “This is not who we want running our state,” Kleefisch said of Evers, who is the current state schools superintendent. “This is not someone who should be even considering asking voters, the moms and dads of Wisconsin, for a promotion.”