Evers Seeks Another Term As DPI Chief

State Schools Superintendent Tony Evers says he’d like to get another term in office to see through some of the reforms and initiatives the state has embarked on during his time as superintendent. Evers proposed a fairer way of funding for school districts, which he says the Governor didn’t really include in his proposed state budget. He also doesn’t agree with the proposed expansion of the school voucher program, which would include the Fond du Lac School District. Evers says school report cards weren’t meant to be used as a way of determining funding. Evers also says the voucher system hasn’t done anything over the past 20 years to improve student test results in Milwaukee. Evers is being challenged by State Assemblyman Don Pridemore in the April 2nd election.


The head of the State’s Department of Public Instruction believes his experience sets him apart from his opponent in the April 2nd election. State Schools Superintendent Tony Evers is being challenged by State Representative Don Pridemore. Pridemore says there’s too much bureaucracy in the Wisconsin School System, something Evers says isn’t the case. He says they’ve partnered with local school districts in very significant ways. Evers says he’s never seen as many different types of reform initiatives for schools in his 36 years in education and believes his experience will see them through. Pridemore will be a guest on the Morning Show with Bob Hoffmaster at 11:30 next Thursday morning.