Oregon Area Progressives are STRONG proponents of public education.
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.
Register NOW for WPEN Summer Summit
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:
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!
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
or write to
P.O. Box 696,
Madison, WI 53701
Contact Senator Ron Johnson at
517 East Wisconsin Avenue, Suite 408
Milwaukee, WI 53202
Phone: (414) 276-7282
Contact Representative Mark Pocan at10 East Doty StreetSuite 405Madison, WI 53703
The 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.