To the editor:

Vote for Dr. Deborah Kerr for Wisconsin State School Superintendent April 6, 2021.

Dr. Kerr has worked in parochial, charter, private and public schools, including 13 years as the superintendent of the Brown Deer school district. The community is a northern suburb of Milwaukee serving more than 80% students of color and 50% economically disadvantaged.

Dr. Kerr said, “I’ve worked with leaders across the political spectrum to close the racial achievement gap and deliver a good education to all students in Brown Deer. I want to bring those results statewide.”

Doctor Deborah Kerr’s education is: a Doctorate of Educational Leadership, National-Louis University; Master of Education, University of Alaska-Fairbanks; Bachelor of Arts & Science, Valparaiso University; attended Walther Christian Academy, Melrose Park, IL.

Dr. Kerr is one of the co-founders of the Closing the Achievement Gap Consortium (CAGC) and has served as a past-president and currently, member of the board. The Consortium has grown to include 36 public, private, choice, voucher and parochial school districts in southeastern Wisconsin. The organization pursues issues of equity, justice, diversity and achievement for all children.

Dr. Kerr’s vision is creating a world-class education system that makes Wisconsin the highest performing state in the country.

— Sallie Helmer


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Dale Failor

Thanks for the info Jon.

Dale Failor

Since when does RCP allow free political ads?

Jonathan Bailey Staff
Jonathan Bailey


It has always been the Commonwealth's policy to accept letters endorsing candidates as long as it is two weeks before the election. We actually just received a letter from someone endorsing Jill Underly that will run in this week's paper and get posted online Wednesday. The following is what we run around the time of every election and will be what is included on this week's letters to the editor page: "Letters relating to the Tuesday, April 6 general election will be published in the Commonwealth no later than two weeks before the election. That means that the March 25 issue is the last week in which such letters will be published. Only one letter about individual candidates or ballot issues will be allowed per writer. The Commonwealth will automatically reject abusive letters, letters from candidates and letters endorsing family members. Other letters will continue to be welcomed. The weekly deadline for letters to the editor is the Monday before publication by 10 a.m. Letters may be submitted by emailing, at or by mailing them to: Letters to the editor, The Ripon Commonwealth Press, P.O. Box 262, Ripon, WI 54971."

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