A lobbying group representing school district administrators in Wisconsin has unveiled an education policy wish list. About 100 administrators gathered in Madison on Wednesday to present a set of detailed recommendations.
John Forester is with the Wisconsin School Administrators Alliance said the recommendations, contained in a 44 page document, are from a working group that began tackling the issues in late April, looking for “evidence based” solutions. “Our members late last session became increasingly concerned that education policy was being developed on ideology and emotion, and not on evidence,” he said.
Forester concedes that not every recommendation will get support from Republicans in the legislature. “We understand that this is a difficult environment fiscally, and we also understand that a number of the things that we are recommending probably won’t rise up high on their agenda.”
They include things like greater investments in early childhood education to more money for technology and innovation. All will face close scrutiny in the Republican-controlled legislature.