Letter to the editor:
Republicans continue to shift funding from public schools to private schools. Taxpayers should not be forced to subsidize tuition paid by private school parents. Inequity widens when private schools choose whom they want to admit, while public schools, with a dwindling budget, must teach everyone. Grade – Radical.
Extreme republicans support a parent’s bill of rights. This is a coordinated effort to ban books and change the curriculum. The curriculum must be under the authority of trained professional teachers, curriculum directors, and librarians. Cultures left out or misrepresented is a disservice. Intellectual freedom demands the truth. Grade – Wrong.
Extreme Republicans want to secure schools by arming teachers and administrators but oppose common sense gun safety laws which most Americans support. Some of the funding for police should be shifted to trained counselors. Treatment rather than incarceration is best. Grade – Incomplete.
Teachers are burned out, unappreciated, and underpaid. Extreme Republicans’ answer to the teacher shortage is to hire non-certified personnel. The long-term solution is to respect teachers and increasing their pay. Grade – Obstruct.
Gov. Tony Evers, despite Republican obstruction, has moved Wisconsin schools nationally from No. 18 to No. 8. State and local Democrats will never stop fighting for our students. Vote Democrat up and down the ballot. Grade – A.
Bill and Sue Chandler,