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Tony Evers' Taxpayer-Funded Political Machine

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State Superintendent Tony Evers makes no secret about his opposition to the school choice program and its expansion. "Our children are caught in the crossfire of an ideologically driven expansion of school vouchers that is financially reckless and academically unproven," said Evers in a recent statement.

But RightWisconsin has uncovered that beyond just vocally opposing the expansion of school choice, Tony Evers and the Department of Public Instruction staff used taxpayer resources to actively encourage superintendents around the state to enlist their faculty and parents to lobby against the expansion of school choice.
On May 30, Deputy State Superintendent Michael Thompson sent out an email to school administrators around the state.
With these marching orders in hand (received on their taxpayer-financed computers via their taxpayer-maintained email accounts) superintendents around the state then used their publicly- funded email networks to enlist the support of publicly-funded faculty and parents to oppose the expansion of school choice.
Read the email and see which school districts'  superintendents fell in line with Evers' marching orders: Click here.


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