[Madison, WI] – In case you missed it, Tony Evers still has no accomplishments to tout, so he has resorted to bragging about Scott Walker-era education achievements. The Center Square reported that while Evers often cites Wisconsin’s improvement in educational ranking from 18th to 8th in the country, he neglects to mention that those numbers come from Walker’s tenure.
Despite Evers’ efforts to proclaim himself the “education governor,” the reality is that Wisconsin children have fallen behind under his failed leadership. In addition to widespread learning loss caused by his refusal to reopen schools, English language arts proficiency is down by over 16 percent, math proficiency is down by over 20 percent, and just 8 percent of Black students are proficient in math according to DPI data.
As a former member of the education establishment, Evers knows better than to take credit for someone else’s work. It’s time to expel him from the governor’s office.
Read more from the Center Square below:
Gov. Evers brags about school rankings from the Walker era
June 9, 2022
Wisconsin’s governor is taking credit for, and bragging about, school rankings that were earned before he took office.
Gov. Tony Evers on Tuesday bragged on Twitter about Wisconsin’s ranking in the latest U.S. News and World Report on the Best State for Primary Education.
“Folks, when I came into office, WI schools ranked 18th in the nation. Today, I’m proud to say we’re ranked 8th,” the governor Tweeted on Tuesday.
Wisconsin is ranked 8th in the nation in the latest rankings.
But numbers used to craft those rankings come mostly from the Scott Walker era.
U.S. News ranked states based on students’ college readiness in the fall of 2019, high school graduation rates from the spring of 2018, and math and reading scores from the tests taken in the spring of 2019, which was just months after Evers took office.
The U.S. News and World Report rankings don’t consider any of the scores or metrics from Wisconsin’s public schools since then.