To the editor:
Vote for Dr. Jill Underly for State Superintendent of Public Instruction in the General Election, Tuesday, April 6. She has over twenty years of public education experience. She is currently the Superintendent of the Pecatonica School District, a rural district, and understands educational issues during COVID 19. She supports adequate and fair funding for all Wisconsin public schools. She opposes private school voucher expansion, which takes money from public schools and diverts it to private schools.
Her opponent, Deborah Kerr, supports the voucher program, public tax dollars for private schools. Kerr wants to decentralize the Department of Public Instruction. She states she wants to work more closely with private schools. Will the money for Kerr’s plan to move the DPI come from tax - payer dollars at public schools expense?
I am a proud supporter of public schools. My whole family and I attended or currently attend public schools from Kindergarten to graduate studies at state universities. Public education works. It must be treasured and funded.
Local schools are the heart of our communities! Vote for public schools in your community. Vote for Jill Underly. She is the most qualified candidate for State Superintendent of Public Instruction.
— Linda Wilkens