Audio file of radio address.

The following is Gov. Evers’ radio address welcoming kids and educators back to school this week:

Well, welcome back to school, Wisconsin!

It seems like just yesterday that we were celebrating the end of another successful school year, and now here we are!

Whether you spent the past few months traveling, enjoying the outdoors, catching up with family and friends, relaxing, or playing pickleball like Kathy and I did, I hope you had a great summer, and that you’re ready for another great school year of collaborating, creating, and learning.

I believe, as I’ve often said, that what’s best for our kids is what’s best for our state.

That’s why, when I gave my first inaugural address a few months ago, I talked about times like these of great division and resentment.

I said we must return to our Wisconsin values of empathy, compassion, integrity, and civility.

And I said that this work begins in our classrooms, our hallways, and our playgrounds, where our kids learn acceptance and how to treat others with kindness and respect.

This is—among many reasons—why supporting public education is so important.

So, as we kick off another great school year, we celebrate our kids, parents and family members, educators, and school employees across Wisconsin, and we renew our commitment to supporting our schools united in our promise to do what’s best for our kids across our state.

Thank you, and have a great school year.

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