[Waukesha, Wis.] — A bombshell report from Wisconsin Spotlight showed how Gov. Tony Evers worked at the request of the state’s top teachers’ union to allow the shutdown of schools during the pandemic and veto bills on School Choice. Public school mom and candidate for governor Rebecca Kleefisch is reacting and standing up for Wisconsin students and parents.
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Kleefisch slams Evers following emails showing union influence on school reopenings
June 15, 2022
(The Center Square) – There are new questions about who is running public schools in Wisconsin following the release of emails between Gov. Tony Evers and the state’s largest teachers’ union.
Empower Wisconsin on Wednesday broke a story showing the Wisconsin Education Association Council, or WEAC, was in regular contact with Gov. Evers’ office about the plan to reopen schools back in the summer of 2020.
Republican candidate for governor Rebecca Kleefisch on Wednesday ripped what she characterized as collusion between Evers and WEAC.
“Wisconsin needs a governor who spends time prioritizing kids and listening to parents, unlike Tony Evers who lets union bosses decide when to lock kids out of classrooms,” Kleefisch said in a statement.
“Wisconsin parents deserve choices for their kids’ educations. We will no longer accept the backward one-size-fits-all educational monopoly that Evers and his union boss allies support,” Kleefisch added. “As governor, I will enact universal school choice and continue to support parents taking back control of their school boards.”