While addressing a conference of educators; State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tony Evers praised them on their hard work that has made Wisconsin a leader in graduation rates and college entrance exam scores nationwide.

But he says there is still more work to be done as 7,000 thousand students who should be graduating each spring don’t get a “cap and gown.”

Evers also mentioned the state’s racial achievement gap which is the country’s highest.

As some lawmakers and citizens outside of Milwaukee take an apathetic attitude toward the city’s underperforming school system, Evers emphasized all Wisconsinites should be concerned;”so goes Milwaukee so goes the rest of the state.”

Thirteen-hundred educators from around the state are gathering in Madison for the Wisconsin Promise Conference today and tomorrow.

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