Education

Oregon Area Progressives are STRONG proponents of public education.

We believe that public education is the foundation of our democracy. In the words of John Dewey, American philosopher, educator and leader in the progressive movement in education in the United States in the 19th & 20th Centuries, "The aim of education is to enable individuals to continue their education ... (and) the object and reward of learning is continued capacity for growth. Now this idea cannot be applied to all the members of a society except where intercourse of man with man is mutual, and except where there is adequate provision for the reconstruction of social habits and institutions by means of wide stimulation arising from equitably distributed interests. And this means a democratic society."

To that end, we believe that federal, state and local governments have a responsibility to their citizens to provide "equitably distributed" resources for public education. We encourage citizens to become knowledgeable regarding issues related to their public schools, including federal, state, and local budgets; legislative policies, such as the expansion of voucher school programs which siphon public funds for private schools; and local school board initiatives that impact access to public education by all students.

 


CURRENT PRIORITIES:

Register NOW for WPEN Summer Summit

http://www.wisconsinnetwork.org/blog/summer-summit

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All supporters of Wisconsin public schools are invited to attend the

The Summer Summit is the Wisconsin public education advocacy event of the year: an opportunity like no other to connect with and learn from other supporters of public schools. From parents and  grassroots organizers to academics and administrators, the Summit showcases the expertise and experience that all of our statewide partners bring to the important work we do in supporting our students and their public schools.

 

Become knowledgeable about:

2017-2019 Wisconsin Budget

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Go Public with YOUR story!
TESTIFY IN SUPPORT OF A BUDGET THAT ENSURES
STRONG PUBLIC SCHOOLS & THRIVING COMMUNITIES!

The http://www.wisconsinnetwork.org/blog/budget page is updated regularly as new budget information emerges. Please check back often to stay informed and up-to-date on budget news and actions!


OPPOSE:

H. R. 610:  

A BILL IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES:

To distribute Federal funds for elementary and secondary education in the form of vouchers for eligible students and to repeal a certain rule relating to nutrition standards in schools.


Contact Senator Tammy Baldwin

at  608-663-6300, 

https://www.tammybaldwin.com/contact/

or write to

Tammy Baldwin,

P.O. Box 696,

Madison, WI 53701

Contact Senator Ron Johnson at

https://www.ronjohnson.senate.gov/public/index.cfm/email-the-senator

517 East Wisconsin Avenue, Suite 408
Milwaukee, WI 53202
Phone: (414) 276-7282

Contact Representative Mark Pocan at

https://pocan.house.gov/contact/share-your-opinion

10 East Doty Street
Suite 405
Madison, WI 53703

phone: 608-258-9800
fax: 608-258-037

 

 


 

 WPEN_logo.jpgThe Wisconsin Public Education Network (WPEN) is  an informal, non-partisan alliance of parents, educators, board members, administrators, schools districts, and groups all over the state committed to the public schools that work together to share information, ideas, and actions that support public education.

 

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