Governor Scott Walker to be in Greendale on January 4th

Walker will be at Highland View Elementary School Wednesday to release report.

Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker will be making an appearance in Greendale on Wednesday January 4.

Walker, State Superintendent of Public Instruction Dr. Tony Evers, State Senator Luther Olsen (R-Ripon), and Representative Steve Kestell (R-Elkhart Lake) are scheduled to be at at 8:45 a.m. to release the final report of the "Read to Lead Taskforce" and discuss the state’s first implementation phase.

The press conference will be held in the school's library and is open only to credentialed members of the media, according to a release from Cullen Werwie, press secretary to Walker.

Governor Walker created the task force in April 2011 to 'create initiatives to empower school districts, teachers and parents - not lawmakers - with the ability to decide how to best teach reading and to provide ways to better identify struggling young readers and how to overcome those challenges.'

The task force met throughout the state over the course of last year, culminating in tomorrow's final report.


Cheryl Sanders January 04, 2012 at 01:35 PM
Kestell and Olsen are members of the task force. It was not in the press release if any representatives from the Greendale area will be there.
Allen Staz January 04, 2012 at 02:33 PM
The Read to Lead Taskforce is a critical initiative that is supported by fact-based research. State Public Instruction Superintendent Tony Evers by all accounts is a liberal, but HE gives his support to this. Other than because of partisan politics, why isn't WEAC supporting this? WEAC states on their website that "We believe that together we can maintain our traditions and keep Wisconsin at the forefront of quality and innovation in public education." Seems to me actions speak louder than words.
Keith Best January 04, 2012 at 05:45 PM
Head of DPI Tony Evers is a flaming liberal, but I give him credit for working with Governor Walker because "it's for the kids". Teachers unions will be for the kids when kids pay union dues.
Jason Patzfahl January 04, 2012 at 10:16 PM
Scott Walker's budget cut $814,000 from Greendale Public Schools this year and 16 teachers retired from Greendale this year (4 times the usual) - and were replaced by less qualified, new teachers - that is why I was there collecting signatures and protesting the Governor (plus the fact that I have 2 children who attend Highland View and had just dropped them off at school)! I find it strange that conservatives think cutting $800,000 from a school system won't hurt the kids, but yet we are in the running to win $100,000 to raise $ for the schools by winning some "holiday lights" contest - because more $ is needed for the schools - This area is soooo full of hypocrites, it's not even funny anymore.
Jerry Person January 05, 2012 at 01:46 AM
What task force? The one that has taken billions from the schools? To change what is norm for personal, political or religous reasons is an act of perversion according to websters defintion of pervert. This best explains this task force and it`s members. Why are they all GOP? Good Old Pervs. This is an insult to anyone smarter than a first grader Luther and scooter. You are sure counting on the village idiots.


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