Fair Funding for Our Future - News

2011 Nov 15

Evers Statement: There was and is a better way to hold the line on property taxes

Oct 14

October general aid certification shows most school districts will experience drop in state aid

Jul 13

Less sparsity aid for small, rural districts

May 26

Evers Statement: In Advance of Joint Finance Committee Vote

May 17

Evers Statement: In support of reforming school finance in the budget

Jan 20

Evers Statement: Praising school board members for leadership on school funding reform

2010 Nov 23

Evers Statement: On Legislative Fiscal Bureau school funding memorandum

Nov 16

Evers Statement: On advancing positive dialogue around school finance reform

Nov 15

News Release: Evers presents 'Fair Funding for Our Future' plan
News Release: 'Fair Funding' plan supports innovation in education

Jun 28

Evers Editorial: We need "Fair Funding for Our Future"

Jun 24

News Release: Evers presents plan to reform school funding

Jun 24

Speech: Presentation of "Fair Funding for Our Future" Framework


Statements of Support

2013 Jun 17    Rep. Fred Clark Joined by Area Public School Advocates at the State Capitol
   Rep. Fred Clark (Sauk City)
Mar 11    Resolution in support of Fair Funding for Our Future
   Lake Holcombe Board of Education
Feb 27    Resolution in support of Fair Funding for Our Future
   School District of Goodman-Armstrong Creek
   Related: Letter to the editor
Feb 14    Central Wisconsin school funding reform community group gains support from around the state
   School Funding Reform for Wisconsin
Jan 14    Resolutions: Fair Funding for Our Future, Public Education Funding in Wisconsin, Continued SAGE Program
   School District of West Allis-West Milwaukee
Jan 14    Central Wisconsin community group tired of waiting for state Legislature to reform K-12 public school funding
   School Funding Reform for Wisconsin (Stevens Point)
   Related: Letter to state legislators
Jan 1    Let your voice be heard, The La Crosse Tribune (Fair Funding reference in fourth paragraph)
   State Sen. Jennifer Shilling (La Crosse)
2012 Dec 23    Quotations in The Oshkosh Northwestern (on page two of article)
   State Rep. Gordon Hintz (Oshkosh)
Dec 17    Fair Funding for Our Future resolution
   Board of Education, School District of Colby
Nov 12    Superintendent’s budget provides needed relief to schools
   Fair Aid Coalition
Nov 12    Supt. Evers puts funding reform on the table
   Institute for Wisconsin’s Future
Nov 12    Statewide disability advocacy groups applaud DPI budget request
   Joint Release by Four Organizations
Oct 25    End the nightmare now
   State Sen. Chris Larson (Milwaukee)

2010-12 Statements and Comments


State Rep. Fred Clark (D-Baraboo) (Mar 16, 2011)


State Rep. Chris Danou (D-Trempealeau)


State Sen. Jim Holperin (D-Eagle River)


State Rep. Steve Kestell (R-Elkhart Lake)


GEBA President Tony Lardinois


State Sen. Mark Miller (D-Monona)


State Sen. Luther Olsen (R-Ripon)


Save Our Schools Initiative:

Rep. Sondy Pope-Roberts (D-Middleton)
Rep. Fred Clark (D-Baraboo) (May 17, 2011)
Rep. Gordon Hintz (D-Oshkosh)
Rep. Louis Molepske, Jr. (D-Madison)
Rep. Kelda Helen Roys (D-Madison)
Rep. Donna Seidel (D-Wausau)


Superintendent of the Year Joe Schroeder (Muskego-Norway School District)


State Senator Dale Schultz (R-Richland Center) (Also: The Monroe Times)
Additional comments in media


Roxanne Starks, Wisconsin PTA President


State Sen. Lena Taylor (D-Milwaukee)


State Sen. Kathleen Vinehout (D-Alma)


Cooperative Educational Service Agency (CESA) 5 District Administrators


School Finance Network


Survival Coalition of Wisconsin Disability Organizations


Wisconsin Alliance for Excellent Schools


Wisconsin Association of School Boards


Wisconsin Taxpayers Alliance


Opinion Pieces

2013 Jun 17    Democrats say they will introduce “Fair Funding for Our Future”
   Institute for Wisconsin's Future
2012 Nov 29    Evers school funding plan a good start
   Manitowoc Herald Times Reporter
Nov 26    Give school funding plan consideration
   Appleton Post Crescent
Nov 23    School funding formula is broken
   La Crosse Tribune
Nov 13    Build school funding change momentum
   WISC-TV, Channel 3 (Madison)

2010-12 Editorials and Opinion Pieces

2012 Aug 28

How Act 32 Impacted Public Education in Wisconsin (Wisconsin Policy Research Institute)

Jul 12

Much to Like in "Fair Funding for our Future" (Wisconsin Policy Research Institute)

Feb 15

Base school aid on income, not property (Letter to the editor, Wisconsin State Journal)

2011 May 29

Cuts are not what's best for students (State Supt. Tony Evers guest editorial in The Green Bay Press-Gazette)

Jan 13

Find fair funding for our schools (Letter to the editor, The Sheboygan Press)

2010 Dec 23

Fair Funding supported (Statement by Spooner Area School District in The Spooner Advocate)

Nov 28

Evers' school-funding plan is only a start (Sheboygan Press)

Nov 22

School funding plan deserves discussion (Appleton Post-Crescent)

Nov 18

School-aid idea deserves a fair hearing (Wausau Daily Herald) (Also: Stevens Point Journal, Wisconsin Rapids Tribune)

Nov 17

School funding needs to be addressed (La Crosse Tribune)

Nov 15

Agenda 2010: the public's schools (WISC, Madison)

Nov 15

Property tax fix? (Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel)

Nov 15

Wisconsin lawmakers should look closely at school funding plan (Green Bay Press-Gazette)

Oct 11

Editorial: Innovation in education always appreciated (Green Bay Press-Gazette)

Aug 1

Pieces for a better school plan (Wisconsin State Journal, Madison)

Jul 19

There's still no magic formula to fit state (Green Bay Press-Gazette)

Jul 12

Tony Evers pushes to reform K-12 funding (La Crosse Tribune)

Jul 12

Simplifying the school funding mess (Eau Claire Leader-Telegram)

Jul 7

The school funding forumla has to change (WISC, Madison)

Jul 6

School funding reform gets needed push (Appleton Post-Crescent)

Jul 5

At least Evers is raising issue of school aid formula (The Capital Times, Madison)

Jun 30

Evers starts much-needed conversation (Oshkosh Northwestern)

Jun 29

OK, let's talk school funding formula (Sheboygan Press)

Jun 24

Funding flawed (Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel)


News Coverage

2014 Jan 8    Assembly's Task Force on Rural Schools Tours Local Districts
   WSAW-TV, Channel 7 (Wausau)
2013 Jan 29    Article reviewing Oconto Falls School Board resolutions (Fair Funding mentioned just over halfway through)
   Green Bay Press-Gazette
2013 Jan    School budget proposal (interview with State Superintendent Tony Evers)
   WKOW-TV, Channel 27 (Madison)
2012 Dec 10    School board backs DPI chief's plan to increase state aid
   Baraboo News Republic
Nov 26    Kettle Moraine Schools sift through Fair Funding
   Lake Country Reporter (Hartland)
Nov 20    Unresolved economic issues cloud public school funding
   Appleton Post Crescent
Nov 13    Million Dollar Increase In State Aid to School Funding Proposed by State Superintendent
   WEAU-TV (Eau Claire)
Nov 13    School funding plan gives more to Dells schools
   Wisconsin Dells Events
Nov 13    Evers proposes additional school funding in DPI budget request (subscribers only)
Nov 13    State Superintendent Seeks to Restore Education Funding in New Budget
   WUWM - Milwaukee Public Radio
Nov 13    School Supt. calling for $615 million increase 
   WHBY Radio (Fox Cities)
Nov 13    Evers proposes $615 million increase in aid to schools
   La Crosse Tribune (Associated Press story)
   Also: The Chippewa Herald
Nov 13    Madison schools would get $30M more in state aid under DPI chief's plan
   Wisconsin State Journal
Nov 12    Evers Proposes Education Funding Hike
   Wisconsin Public Radio
   Also: The Superior Telegram
Nov 12    Evers reintroduces proposal to boost state aid to schools
   Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Nov 12    State school superintendent calls for more education aid 
   St. Paul Pioneer Press
Nov 12    Evers offers fair funding plan 
   Wisconsin Radio Network
Nov 12    State Super. Evers proposes $615 million increase in state aid 
   WJFW-TV, Channel 12 (Rhinelander)
Nov 12    State schools superintendent Evers rolls out new funding plan 
   WTAQ Radio (Green Bay).
   Also: WHBZ (Sheboygan).
Nov 12    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
   Evers re-introduces proposal to boost state aid to schools

2010-12 News Coverage

2012 Sep 5

Furor over tax hike continues (The Shawano Leader) (Fair Funding reference in last sentence)

Mar 7

State Democrats seek to pump money back into schools (Baraboo News Republic)

2011 Dec 27

School leader's op-ed laments funding cuts, federal law (Eau Claire Leader-Telegram

May 24

District backs alternate public school funds plan (Wisconsin Dells Events

May 24

School funding plan touted by state Democrats (Superior Telegram; also ran in Eau Claire Leader-Telegram

May 17

Dem proposal: Use revenue windfall to reform school funding formula (Wisconsin State Journal, Madison

Feb 19

County board pushes for NR115 repeal (Daily News, Rhinelander). End of article covers Fair Funding for Our Futur

Feb 9

Local superintendents praise new funding reform proposal but aren't holding breath (Jackson County Chronicle

Jan 25

Menasha schools face $1.7 million deficit (Appleton Post-Crescent

Jan 7

Schools anxiously await Walker's first state budget (Wisconsin Rapids Daily Tribune

2010 Dec 31

Year in preview: K-12 education (La Crosse Tribune

Dec 29

School board backs state funding plan (Sawyer County Record)

Dec 21

Wisconsin funding plan unveiled (Rural Policy Matters)

Dec 20

Pewaukee would gain from new formula (Lake Country Reporter)

Dec 20

Wisconsin school aid change has support among Appleton officials (Appleton Post-Crescent)

Nov 29

Evers defends school finance plan as "fairness issue" (WisPolitics.com)

Nov 28

Fixing funding (Fond du Lac Reporter)

Nov 28

Upfront (WISN-TV, Milwaukee)

Nov 23

State school plan promises to be boon for PW-S district (Ozaukee Press)

Nov 22

Nekoosa school leader lauds state superintendent's funding proposal (Wisconsin Rapids Tribune)

Nov 20

School district studying proposed change in state aid (Reedsburg Times-Press)

Nov 19

Point school officials praise funding proposal (Stevens Point Journal)

Nov 19

Here and Now (Wisconsin Public Television)

Nov 18

Hayward schools would benefit under state aid proposal (Sawyer County Record, Hayward)

Nov 17

Fair funding story (Fox 47-WMSN, Madison)

Nov 17

Local schools open to Evers' funding plan (Wausau Daily Herald)

Nov 17

New funding formula would boost school aid (Sheboygan Press)

Nov 17

Taxpayers could see relief in taxes (Sauk Prairie Eagle)

Nov 17

School funding proposal poses potential relief for Juneau County taxpayers (Juneau County Star-Times)

Nov 17

Wisconsin school funding proposal praised (Green Bay Press Gazette)

Nov 17

Officials: Evers' school plan might help some districts (Appleton Post-Crescent)

Nov 16

JFC co-chair reacts to school proposal (WHBY, Green Bay)

Nov 16

"Fair Funding" could provide millions in school funding (WXOW, La Crosse) (Also: WAOW, Wausau)

Nov 16

Plan could change state aid to school districts (WFRV, Green Bay)

Nov 16

Selling and supporting school funding reform in Wisconsin (WQOW, Eau Claire)

Nov 16

State school superintendent promotes new funding plan at Wisconsin schools (Wisconsin Public Radio)

Nov 16

New funding plan would help Dells schools (Wisconsin Dells Events)

Nov 16

Proposed overhaul of aid formula would mean $1.1 million more for Oshkosh schools (Oshkosh Northwestern)

Nov 16

State superintendent plunges ahead on school reform (Milwaukee Journal Sentinel)

Nov 16

Reform plan good news for schools (Baraboo News Republic)

Nov 15

School funding proposal unveiled (WLUK–Fox 11, Green Bay)

Nov 15

Wisconsin rolls out new school funding plan (WKBT, La Crosse)

Nov 15

New school funding formula (WJFW, Rhinelander)

Nov 15

State superintendent unveils school funding plan (WISN, Milwaukee)

Nov 15

State superintendent's funding plan would boost city schools (Wisconsin State Journal, Madison)

Nov 15

Reaction to Evers proposal (Wisconsin Radio Network)

Nov 15

Evers: School funding plan is fair, property tax neutral (Wisconsin Radio Network)

Nov 15

Proposed reworking of school aid formula costly (WISC, Madison)

Nov 15

New plan would bring more state funding to Wisconsin schools (WEAU, Eau Claire)

Nov 15

Local schools welcome changes to state funding formula (WBAY, Green Bay)

Nov 15

School funding reform could mean millions to local schools (WBAY, Green Bay)

Nov 15

Superintendent Tony Evers unveils school funding plan (NewsoftheNorth.net)

Nov 15

... But no more tax credit (Madison.com)

Nov 15

Wisconsin school funding changes proposed by State Superintendent Tony Evers (Green Bay Press-Gazette)

Nov 15

Rewrite of school aid formula has cost (Associated Press, printed in numerous Wisconsin newspapers, including Racine Journal-Times)

Jun 25

State superintendent proposes school funding reforms (Eau Claire Leader-Telegram)

Jun 24

Changes proposed in school funding formula (Wisconsin Radio Network)

Jun 24

Educators support call for new aid formula (Janesville Gazette)


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