Personnel File

Tony Evers

Photos

Content referencing Tony Evers

Former Madison Mayors Endorse Tony Evers for Governor
Press Release

Former Madison Mayors Endorse Tony Evers for Governor

Evers has also already received the endorsement of former US Senator Herb Kohl, former Lt. Governor Barbara Lawton, former Rep. Steve Kagen MD, and nearly a dozen current and former legislators.

The State of Politics: Politics May Doom School Funding Panel
The State of Politics

Politics May Doom School Funding Panel

Nearly everyone agrees system needs reform, but can’t agree how to do it.

The State of Politics: Top 10 State News Stories of 2017
The State of Politics

Top 10 State News Stories of 2017

Another historic year in Wisconsin politics created some big headlines.

Murphy’s Law: Foxconn Subsidy Now Exceeds $4 Billion
Murphy’s Law

Foxconn Subsidy Now Exceeds $4 Billion

Government subsidy keeps increasing while Foxconn’s required investment has declined.

The State of Politics: Controversy Defines Schimel’s First Term
The State of Politics

Controversy Defines Schimel’s First Term

Attorney General has jumped on hot-button issues he hopes will get him reelected.

Murphy’s Law: The Fall and Rise of WEAC
Murphy’s Law

The Fall and Rise of WEAC

Once mighty state teachers union has lost its clout, yet many members stick with it.

Dana Wachs calls out Walker administration for its attempt to silence political opponent
The State of Politics: Will Democrats Set Record for Governor Race?
The State of Politics

Will Democrats Set Record for Governor Race?

A record 16 candidates have registered, making predictions difficult.

WILL Sues State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tony Evers
Press Release

WILL Sues State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tony Evers

The lawsuit claims that Evers and DPI are refusing to follow the newly enacted REINS Act.

Evers Proposes 50 Percent Tuition Cut at Wisconsin Two-Year Colleges
Press Release

Evers Proposes 50 Percent Tuition Cut at Wisconsin Two-Year Colleges

The proposal is expected to cost less than $20 million a year.

Foxconn Signing Is a Love Fest

Foxconn Signing Is a Love Fest

Walker rhapsodizes about the deal, and welcomes workers from Illinois.

Murphy’s Law: Walker Retreats From Foxconn Deal
Murphy’s Law

Walker Retreats From Foxconn Deal

It was supposed to assure his reelection. What happened?

Despite Wisconsin’s Stagnant Economy, Walker Running for Third Term
Press Release

Despite Wisconsin’s Stagnant Economy, Walker Running for Third Term

A year out from the election, Walker is increasingly vulnerable to a strong Democratic challenge.

When it comes to protecting our children, Evers chooses to do nothing
Press Release

When it comes to protecting our children, Evers chooses to do nothing

"We can’t trust Evers to properly protect our schools, let alone improve them."

New Poll Shows Scott Walker Losing in 2018, Matt Flynn Responds
Press Release

New Poll Shows Scott Walker Losing in 2018, Matt Flynn Responds

"I would be the best candidate to unseat Walker."

Op Ed: UW Regents Vote 16-1 Against Free Speech
Op Ed

UW Regents Vote 16-1 Against Free Speech

Expelling college students for protesting? I voted no.

Plenty of Horne: We’re All Running For Governor
Plenty of Horne

We’re All Running For Governor

Ten Democrats are running, and most were at this forum, chastising Walker.

Op Ed: Will Governor Candidates Duck Big Issues?
Op Ed

Will Governor Candidates Duck Big Issues?

Health care reform and UW reorganization are big issues Walker and his opponent may punt.

Statement from Senator Chris Larson on the State of Education
Press Release

Statement from Senator Chris Larson on the State of Education

"Under Walker and the GOP, our state’s commitment to our neighborhood schools has plummeted."

Walker Prioritizes Politics Over Public Schools (Again)
Press Release

Walker Prioritizes Politics Over Public Schools (Again)

State budget bill signing scheduled during State Supt. Evers’ State of Education Address

Campaign Cash: Regents Gave 100 Times More to GOP
Campaign Cash

Regents Gave 100 Times More to GOP

UW Regents and spouses gave $214,000 to Republican politicians, $2,050 to Democrats.

The State of Politics: Would Democratic Governor Kill Foxconn Deal?
The State of Politics

Would Democratic Governor Kill Foxconn Deal?

Democratic candidates for governor oppose deal. Could they kill it if elected?

Evers Hits Bad Walker-Trump Foxconn Deal In New Radio Ad
Press Release

Evers Hits Bad Walker-Trump Foxconn Deal In New Radio Ad

First ad of the Governor's race to play in Milwaukee, Green Bay, & Wausau

Tony Evers Kicks Off Campaign For Governor Promising To Invest In Middle Class And Unite Wisconsin
Press Release

Tony Evers Kicks Off Campaign For Governor Promising To Invest In Middle Class And Unite Wisconsin

"Enough is enough. If I am elected to serve as your Governor, the politics of division stop on day one."

WEDC, regional organizations launch statewide initiative to address workforce development needs
Press Release

WEDC, regional organizations launch statewide initiative to address workforce development needs

Statewide expansion of web-based platform will enable local employers to engage directly with students and help build talent pipeline

Smart Politics: Evers vs. Walker Would Be Historic Race
Smart Politics

Evers vs. Walker Would Be Historic Race

One of few times in history two incumbent state officials oppose each other.

Campaign Cash: Superintendent’s Race Cost $1 Million
Campaign Cash

Superintendent’s Race Cost $1 Million

More than three-fourths of money spent to reelect Tony Evers.

Marquette professor leads development of first Wisconsin standards for computer science instruction in K-12 schools
Press Release

Marquette professor leads development of first Wisconsin standards for computer science instruction in K-12 schools

The standards are expected to be approved by a majority of the state’s 447 school districts.

Op Ed: An Unequal Education?
Op Ed

An Unequal Education?

State school funding formula broken; GOP solutions worsen problem.

Democratic Party of Wisconsin Statement Regarding Michael Gableman Not Seeking Re-Election
Press Release

Democratic Party of Wisconsin Statement Regarding Michael Gableman Not Seeking Re-Election

Strong Candidates and Grassroots Enthusiasm Intimidate Justice Michael Gableman from Seeking a Second Term

Hot Summer Milwaukee Returns

Hot Summer Milwaukee Returns

2nd year of program offers education, recreation and camps.

Murphy’s Law: The Tax Handout for Rich Kids
Murphy’s Law

The Tax Handout for Rich Kids

State's “neo-vouchers” reimburse wealthy for kids at elite private schools.

Murphy’s Law: Why Republicans Couldn’t Beat Evers
Murphy’s Law

Why Republicans Couldn’t Beat Evers

The incumbent superintendent was vulnerable. Why the GOP stumbled.

Eyes on Milwaukee: 7 Election Winners and Losers
Eyes on Milwaukee

7 Election Winners and Losers

Unions, Hmong community and county infighters were among the winners.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Vote Tuesday
Eyes on Milwaukee

Vote Tuesday

Learn more about the many races and candidates for this overlooked election

Campaign Cash: Liberal Group Spends $225,000 on Evers
Campaign Cash

Liberal Group Spends $225,000 on Evers

Greater Wisconsin Committee buying TV ads in Milwaukee, Green Bay areas.

Campaign Cash: Top Donors to Superintendent Candidates
Campaign Cash

Top Donors to Superintendent Candidates

Unions love incumbent Evers; corporate leaders back Holtz.

Plenty of Horne: Two Tall Men Duel Over Schools
Plenty of Horne

Two Tall Men Duel Over Schools

Evers and Holtz square off in superintendent's race; sparks fly both ways.

The State Of Politics: Evers, Holtz, Offer Real Clash On Issues
The State Of Politics

Evers, Holtz, Offer Real Clash On Issues

Incumbent state superintendent and challenger have fierce disagreements.

Lowell Holtz: What’s next?
Press Release

Lowell Holtz: What’s next?

"It is clear that voters can’t trust Lowell Holtz to provide them with the full story," said Amanda Brink.

Eyes on Milwaukee: 5 Election Takeaways
Eyes on Milwaukee

5 Election Takeaways

A horrible turnout, a big night for Evers, and who the heck is William Crowley?

Lowell Holtz: Flip Flop #1: Local Control/Urban School Takeover Plot
Press Release

Lowell Holtz: Flip Flop #1: Local Control/Urban School Takeover Plot

Holtz and Humphries and a few unnamed business leaders had collaborated on a plan to takeover Wisconsin’s 5 largest school districts.

John Humphries statement on Today’s Primary Election Results
Press Release

John Humphries statement on Today’s Primary Election Results

"I look forward to seeing a vigorous public debate between the remaining candidates over the next 6 weeks."

Campaign Cash: Who Are Donors in Superintendent Race?
Campaign Cash

Who Are Donors in Superintendent Race?

Evers backed by unions, Democrats, his opponents by Republicans.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Vote Tuesday
Eyes on Milwaukee

Vote Tuesday

Learn more about the races and candidates for this overlooked election

Humphries-Holtz Takeover Plan: Questions Remain Unanswered
Press Release

Humphries-Holtz Takeover Plan: Questions Remain Unanswered

There are dozens of unanswered questions.

ICYMI: John Humphries Proposes Another Consulting Contract to Benefit Himself
Press Release

ICYMI: John Humphries Proposes Another Consulting Contract to Benefit Himself

It included a tax-payer compensation package of $150,000, and a dedicated personal driver.

ICYMI: Plot thickens for the Humphries-Holtz Takeover Plan of Wisconsin’s 5 Largest School Districts
Press Release

ICYMI: Plot thickens for the Humphries-Holtz Takeover Plan of Wisconsin’s 5 Largest School Districts

The Humphries-Holtz Takeover Plan would create a position in the Department of Public Instruction that would have unprecedented authority.

Tony Evers Doubles Previous Cash on Hand
Press Release

Tony Evers Doubles Previous Cash on Hand

Evers has $237,695 cash on hand.

Wisconsin Budget: Budget Boost Helps Wealthiest Schools
Wisconsin Budget

Budget Boost Helps Wealthiest Schools

New funding in Walker budget targets school districts least in need.

The State of Politics: Walker Will Unveil A Reelection Budget
The State of Politics

Walker Will Unveil A Reelection Budget

Proposals in 2017-2019 budget made with eye to running for a third term.

ICYMI: John Humphries Continues to be Out of Touch
Press Release

ICYMI: John Humphries Continues to be Out of Touch

"I am proud to use my voice to champion the needs of Wisconsin’s 860,000 school children."

Despite previously supporting and testifying in favor of the Common Core, today John P. Humphries rolled out his plan to replace it.
Press Release

Despite previously supporting and testifying in favor of the Common Core, today John P. Humphries rolled out his plan to replace it.

Common Core has been adopted at the local level by over 400 school districts in Wisconsin.

Humphries Calls for Stronger Standards to Replace Common Core
Press Release

Humphries Calls for Stronger Standards to Replace Common Core

John Humphries is a candidate for State Superintendent of Public Instruction.

Wisconsin Working Families Party Endorses Tony Evers for State Superintendent of Public Instruction
Press Release

Wisconsin Working Families Party Endorses Tony Evers for State Superintendent of Public Instruction

Incumbent is “right choice” to advocate for students; resist federal attacks on public schools

State Superintendent Tony Evers Budget Reflects Additional Funding for Rural Schools
Press Release

State Superintendent Tony Evers Budget Reflects Additional Funding for Rural Schools

Evers proposed a number of items to help rural schools.

Campaign Cash: Evers Leads In Superintendent Race’s Cash
Campaign Cash

Evers Leads In Superintendent Race’s Cash

Incumbent has about $117,000, two challengers together raised $36,000.

Humphries Calls for Revamping School Report Cards to Make them “Genuinely Open, Honest, and Transparent.”
Press Release

Humphries Calls for Revamping School Report Cards to Make them “Genuinely Open, Honest, and Transparent.”

Candidate for State Superintendent calls existing report cards a “disaster”

Tony Evers shows statewide support heading into 2017
Press Release

Tony Evers shows statewide support heading into 2017

Heading into 2017, Tony Evers will have almost twice the resources he reported this same time in 2013, his last election cycle.

Campaign Statement on Creation of State Board of Education
Press Release

Campaign Statement on Creation of State Board of Education

"We do not need more bureaucracy or more centralized control," said Amanda Brink.

It’s time for Genuine Accountability for Educational Results in Wisconsin
Press Release

It’s time for Genuine Accountability for Educational Results in Wisconsin

Candidate for State Superintendent calls for creation of State Board of Education

Humphries Calls for DPI to Give Voters a Voice on ESSA Implementation
Press Release

Humphries Calls for DPI to Give Voters a Voice on ESSA Implementation

Warns Tony Evers is poised to unilaterally sign away unique opportunity for reform

Tony Evers wants more mental resources directed to our students
Press Release

Tony Evers wants more mental resources directed to our students

Tony Evers' campaign manager, Amanda Brink, expressed the following:

Field Set for Private School Voucher Industry Campaign Cash Chase
Press Release

Field Set for Private School Voucher Industry Campaign Cash Chase

‘Let the Shameless Pandering Begin’ as Two Candidates for Public Schools Head Seek to Snag Financial Support of Private School Voucher Industry

Wisconsin Public Education Network Announces Full Time Executive Director
Press Release

Wisconsin Public Education Network Announces Full Time Executive Director

Appointment reflects strong show of statewide support for public school advocacy in Wisconsin

Murphy’s Law: State Democrats Could Sink Still Lower
Murphy’s Law

State Democrats Could Sink Still Lower

Yes, they’re at a historic low. But things could get worse.

National Group Concludes Current DPI Leadership Continues to Fail to Prepare New Wisconsin Teachers
Press Release

National Group Concludes Current DPI Leadership Continues to Fail to Prepare New Wisconsin Teachers

Candidate for State Superintendent John Humphries released the following statement in response to the NCTQ report concluding most Wisconsin teacher training programs are failing to prepare new elementary teachers:

Statement from Senator Chris Larson on the Department of Instruction Budget Proposal
Press Release

Statement from Senator Chris Larson on the Department of Instruction Budget Proposal

"This is a great plan to address the crisis created in our state’s schools.'

Murphy’s Law: Why Schools Are Increasingly Unequal
Murphy’s Law

Why Schools Are Increasingly Unequal

Act 10 and era of school referendums causes bigger gap between haves and have nots.

Wisconsin Budget: Northern Wisconsin’s Decline in Children
Wisconsin Budget

Northern Wisconsin’s Decline in Children

In last five years, number of children dropped 3.2% statewide, but more than 10% in many northern counties.

The State of Politics: Johnny College Can’t Read
The State of Politics

Johnny College Can’t Read

Or add. Report shows which high schools’ grads require remediation from UW System.

Governor Walker Announces New Broadband Contract Saving $8 Million Annually
Press Release

Governor Walker Announces New Broadband Contract Saving $8 Million Annually

Increases broadband capacity on BadgerNet Converged Network for government and educational entities

Op-Ed: The New Bidding War for Teachers
Op-Ed

The New Bidding War for Teachers

Act 10 has opened door to bidding war and smaller, poorer districts losing out.

Op Ed: Why Did State’s ACT Test Scores Plummet?
Op Ed

Why Did State’s ACT Test Scores Plummet?

Actually achievement hasn’t dropped. But we were never as good as we claimed.

Op-Ed: Rising Property Taxes Replace State Funding
Op-Ed

Rising Property Taxes Replace State Funding

Portion of local schools funding coming from state has plummeted since mid-1990s.

Governor Walker Announced $152,000 in Financial Literacy Grants to Wisconsin Schools
Press Release

Governor Walker Announced $152,000 in Financial Literacy Grants to Wisconsin Schools

DPI conducted the initial review of the 51 applicants from throughout the state, and the Governor’s Council on Financial Literacy made the final recommendations.

Green Bay Student Named “2016 Young Entrepreneur of the Year”
Press Release

Green Bay Student Named “2016 Young Entrepreneur of the Year”

Natalie Abbott, Owner of The West Hill Honey Company, will be Honored on April 21st at The Pfister Hotel

2016 State of the City
Press Release

2016 State of the City

Hmong American Peace Academy - February 8, 2016

Children Left Behind: Wisconsin Going Backwards on Achievement Gap
Children Left Behind

Wisconsin Going Backwards on Achievement Gap

Critics say changes in state education programs could worsen black-white learning gap.

Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele Appoints MPS Graduate, Long-Time Public School Advocate Dr. Demond Means Commissioner of Opportunity Schools Program
Murphy’s Law: How Schools Are Over-Testing Students
Murphy’s Law

How Schools Are Over-Testing Students

New study of big city schools, including Milwaukee, shows way too many standardized tests being given.

MPS’ Academy of Accelerated Learning honored as 1 of 10 Spotlight Schools in state
Press Release

MPS’ Academy of Accelerated Learning honored as 1 of 10 Spotlight Schools in state

Only school in southeastern Wisconsin to be recognized; comes with $25,000 DPI grant

Wisconsin schools remain resilient
Press Release

Wisconsin schools remain resilient

Historic K-12 cuts and massive voucher expansion can’t stop local schools

Statement from Senator Chris Larson on the State of Education Address
Press Release

Statement from Senator Chris Larson on the State of Education Address

"The most-recent voucher school to close its doors did so just nine days into the school year"

GOP lawmaker moves to have governor, not voters, pick schools chief
Citation

GOP lawmaker moves to have governor, not voters, pick schools chief

Marquette Law School, College of Education to host half-day conference on critical K-12 education issues
Press Release

Marquette Law School, College of Education to host half-day conference on critical K-12 education issues

The event is part of a continuing series of conferences on K–12 education sponsored by the Law School and College of Education, and is open to the public.

MPS student in the running for nation’s highest honor for graduating HS seniors
Press Release

MPS student in the running for nation’s highest honor for graduating HS seniors

Reagan's Alethia Tilford is a 2015 Presidential Scholars semifinalist

The State of Politics: About That $2.2 Billion State Deficit
The State of Politics

About That $2.2 Billion State Deficit

Walker and Republicans face big shortfalls in health care, roads and schools funding. What will they do?

MPS to ‘ring in’ traditional calendar year Tuesday at one of the district’s 14 Commitment Schools
Press Release

MPS to ‘ring in’ traditional calendar year Tuesday at one of the district’s 14 Commitment Schools

Local and state leaders to join MPS Board members, Acting Supt. Driver at MPS' Thurston Woods Campus

The State of Politics: The Coming War Against Common Core
The State of Politics

The Coming War Against Common Core

Top priority for Republican legislators next year is to kill Common Core educational standards.

The State of Politics: Nine Bills That Got Killed
The State of Politics

Nine Bills That Got Killed

Why the legislature failed to pass laws on nine hot issues.

Back in the News: Will Walker Change State’s School Standards?
Back in the News

Will Walker Change State’s School Standards?

Once again, Walker threatens to replace Common Core standards. Is he bluffing?

Murphy’s Law: New Moves to Bail Out the Bucks
Murphy’s Law

New Moves to Bail Out the Bucks

Bradley Center and business leaders search for a clever way to subsidize the NBA team.

How School Choice Got Expanded Statewide

How School Choice Got Expanded Statewide

Deal by GOP legislators and pushed by voucher lobbyists expanded it beyond Gov. Walker's proposal.

Murphy’s Law: How MPS Is Improving Instruction
Murphy’s Law

How MPS Is Improving Instruction

Common Core Standards are changing schools here and statewide, but Tea Party Republicans object.

Cash the Check, Lawyers Benefit From Controversy at Capitol

Cash the Check, Lawyers Benefit From Controversy at Capitol

New laws passed by Walker and GOP keep getting challenged in court.

Rep. Chris Taylor’s statement on Democrats’ proposal supporting funding for our public school children
Press Release

Rep. Chris Taylor’s statement on Democrats’ proposal supporting funding for our public school children

Today, Democratic lawmakers, standing with State Superintendent Tony Evers, laid out a responsible, fair funding proposal for the approximate 870,000 school children throughout Wisconsin who attend public schools.

MPS’ Rufus King wins national ACT award for college and career readiness
Press Release

MPS’ Rufus King wins national ACT award for college and career readiness

Rufus King International School is the only high school in the nation to receive the award

Governor, state supt. nominate MPS’ Rufus King for national ACT award
Press Release

Governor, state supt. nominate MPS’ Rufus King for national ACT award

MPS' Rufus King International School, state's high school nominee, to be recognized Monday

Wisconsin School Voucher System May Not Discriminate Against Students with Disabilities, U.S. Department of Justice Says
Press Release

Wisconsin School Voucher System May Not Discriminate Against Students with Disabilities, U.S. Department of Justice Says

In a letter released this week, the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) told Wisconsin that the state must ensure that students with disabilities who attend or seek to attend the state’s taxpayer funded voucher schools “do not encounter discrimination on the basis of their disabilities.”

Murphy’s Law: Winners and Losers
Murphy’s Law

Winners and Losers

It was a good election for Scott Walker and conservatives but there were some bright spots for liberals.

Plenty of Horne: Pridemore Thrown Out of School
Plenty of Horne

Pridemore Thrown Out of School

State Superintendent candidate ejected for interfering with vote at Washington H. S. polling place.

Plenty of Horne: Every Politician in Town
Plenty of Horne

Every Politician in Town

Well, not quite, but the City's Birthday Party had a big turnout of politicians and insiders.

Plenty of Horne: Evers Vs. Pridemore
Plenty of Horne

Evers Vs. Pridemore

The battle between State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tony Evers and challenger Don Pridemore.

Plenty of Horne: Doyle at Milwaukee Evers GIg
Plenty of Horne

Doyle at Milwaukee Evers GIg

Governor Jim Doyle was in Milwaukee yesterday.

Murphy’s Law: Why Can’t MATC Get A Good President?
Murphy’s Law

Why Can’t MATC Get A Good President?

Is it possible that no one wants to be president of Milwaukee Area Technical College?

Murphy’s Law: Can the New State Superintendent Succeed?
Murphy’s Law

Can the New State Superintendent Succeed?

Herbert Grover is not impressed with the credentials of Elizabeth Burmaster, the new State Superintendent of Public Instruction.