Republican Challenger Robert Meyer Challenges “Pro-Education” Governor Scott Walker to a Debate
"As an education publisher, I believe a public debate will help inform the Wisconsin electorate about key education issues that frankly we just don’t hear enough about from our education leadership."
SUN PRAIRIE, Wis. (July 9, 2018) – Following incumbent Governor Scott Walker’s June 19th “aggressive affirmation” that he is the “pro-education” candidate, fiscally conservative Moderate Republican Robert Meyer challenged Walker to a primary debate on education. To date the incumbent has not responded.
“As an education publisher, I believe a public debate will help inform the Wisconsin electorate about key education issues that frankly we just don’t hear enough about from our education leadership”, said Meyer. “For example, Wisconsin ranked 34th on the 2017 National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) 4th grade reading. This is down from 3rd place twenty years ago! And almost nobody knows about this.”
Meyer also noted that “Dr. Tony Evers’ position that the Wisconsin educator is incapable of closing Wisconsin’s long-standing achievement gaps is profoundly defeatist, and it also defies any logic.” Meyer added “the Governor’s push for voucher expansion also makes no sense given the empirical evidence relating vouchers to student outcomes.”
“Clearly”, said Meyer, “neither of these candidates is the education Governor Wisconsin needs. I look forward to helping Wisconsin voters better understand these and other key contexts so that we can restore Wisconsin as a leading education state, and finally move on from fighting over school governance and other things that don’t matter.”
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