October 21, 2014

Pridemore announces state Superintendent run

Pridemore outside GAB office (IMAGE:WRN)

During his first stop on statewide tour, Assembly Republican Don Pridemore says he is running for state Superintendent of Public Instruction in part to curb bureaucracy. Saying more details would come later, the eight year state lawmaker says he’d examine current systems and work to eliminate “duplicate” programs.

The Hartford lawmaker says he would examine private schools to “learn what they’ve done right” in improving public education policies.

While standing outside the Government Accountability Board office in Madison, Pridemore also calls school choice a “godsend. He applauds the Milwaukee voucher program’s expansion into Racine but stopped short of saying if he’d support a statewide choice program.

The 66-year-old Pridemore, who touts his past as chairman Assembly Education Reform Committee, is the first to challenge incumbent Superintendent Tony Evers.