MADISON, Wis. — In 2018, Wisconsin’s schools were ranked 18th in the nation.

Fast forward to today, and under Governor Tony Evers’ common sense leadership, Wisconsin’s education system has propelled forward ten spots to 8th best in the nation according to U.S. News and World Report.

Gov. Evers has never forgotten his roots in education — he saw firsthand the disastrous education policies enacted by the previous administration — and as a former educator, Gov. Evers has long said “that what’s best for our kids is what’s best for our state.”

As Wisconsinites celebrate Public Schools Week, the governor’s leadership and commitment to public education couldn’t be more clear. During his first term, Gov. Evers has restored the state’s two-thirds school funding commitment for the first time in two decades, signed the first special education funding increase in over a decade, expanded mental health services with the #GetKidsAhead initiative, funded the University of Wisconsin System’s tuition freeze, increased per-pupil funding by an additional $133, and invested in teacher training.

But there is still more work that needs to be done, and with a record breaking budget surplus, Gov. Evers wants to continue moving Wisconsin forward. That’s why Gov. Evers’ surplus plan will invest nearly $750 million into improving education quality, which will help students across the state succeed, while also providing property tax relief for parents.

“Under Governor Evers’ leadership, Wisconsin’s schools are now in the Top 10 in the nation after ranking 18th following the previous administration’s disastrous cuts,” said Tony for Wisconsin Press Secretary Kayla Anderson. “Governor Evers recognizes that what’s best for our kids is best for our state — that’s why his surplus plan will invest in our students and deliver property tax relief for parents.”

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