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Crisis in Education Funding—October 2017

  • Capitol Lakes Grand Hall 333 West Main Street Madison, WI, 53703 United States (map)

Crisis in Wisconsin's K-12 Education Funding

How can Dane County communities deal with declining financial support, changing demographics, and attacks on the concept of public education? 

Jeff Pertl, Senior Policy Advisor, Department of Public Instruction, and District 17 Supervisor, Dane County Board

Jeff Pertl, Senior Policy Advisor, Department of Public Instruction, and District 17 Supervisor, Dane County Board

Julie Mead, Professor of Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis, UW–Madison

Julie Mead, Professor of Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis, UW–Madison

Heather DuBois Bourenane, Executive Director, Wisconsin Public Education Network

Heather DuBois Bourenane, Executive Director, Wisconsin Public Education Network

Study Materials             

PDF (6 slides/page) of

Pertl presentation in color    in b/w
Bourinane presentation in color       in b/w

Watch the video recording on KSUN TV

Audio recording will be posted when available. 

Grassroots groups supporting public schools:

Statewide organizations:

Stop Special Needs Vouchers
Wisconsin Association for Talented and Gifted
Wisconsin PTA

Dane County:

Dane County Public Education Coalition

Groups focussed on specific Dane County school districts:

Mad City GRUMPS (Grandparents United for Madison Public Schools)
CAPE-MCPASD (Community Advocates for Public Education - Middleton-Cross Plains Area School District)
SCAPE (Madison)
Stoughton Action Coalition
Sun Prairie Action Resource Coalition (SPARC)

Communities outside Dane County where our league has members:

Citizen Advocates for Public Education (Lake Mills)
Whitewater YES for Education (Whitewater)

Credit: Apple image from Wisconsin Public Education Network

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