Protests at the Wisconsin Capitol, 2011.
Photo by Sachin Dharwadker
We believe a strong educational system should be a priority for Wisconsin's future: our public schools are the ties that bind this diverse and pluralistic society into a nation.
Our nation's thirty-sixth president, Lyndon B. Johnson, also believed that there is no institution more fundamental to American society and democracy than its public schools, writing, "Nothing matters more to the future of our country than education...not our military preparedness, for armed power is worthless if we lack the brain power to build a world of peace...not our economic prosperity, for growth cannot be sustained without trained people power...not our democratic system of government, for freedom is fragile if citizens are ignorant."
In order to improve Wisconsin's future, every child needs to succeed. Educated students become informed voters, productive workers, and innovative job creators.