For the City Times
The public is invited to investigate the funding crisis facing our public schools and learn what can be done to protect Wisconsin’s legacy of high quality public education.
“A Time for Action: The Crisis in Public School Funding in Wisconsin” will be held on Tuesday, April 28, 6-7:30 PM at the Portage County Public Library, 1000 Main Street.
The forum is co-hosted by School Funding Reform for Wisconsin and the League of Women Voters of the Stevens Point Area.
According to a new released from School Funding Reform for Wisconsin, the decline in public school funding affects students’ educational future and the economic future of every resident and business in the state.
“Our property values, employment and investment opportunities, as well as our famous ‘Wisconsin Way of Life,’ all depend on maintaining our exceptional public schools,” the statement read in part.
The forum will include discussion of the possible future for schools in the face of declining state funding. Panelists include Jerry Fiene, executive director of Wisconsin Rural Schools Alliance, Dennis Raabe, superintendent of the Tomorrow River School District and Chris Thiel, legislative policy manager for Milwaukee Public Schools.