Media Q&A: School Board President Blasts Walker for Harmful Education Cuts
By Steven Potter
A question-and-answer segment done by the media earlier this week with Middleton-Cross Plains school board president Ellen Lindgren shows just how devastating Scott Walker’s education cuts have been on school systems across the state.
“I don't see how any school board member could say that cutting $1.6 billion from public education in Wisconsin is making our schools better. We're balancing our budgets on the backs of our employees. Whether or not you think that's fair, that is what happened. So we got a very short-term solution to a much broader, longer-term statewide funding problem that was not the fault of the public schools or their employees,” she says in the report. “When we've lost literally thousands of teachers statewide it doesn't make sense to me that this, somehow, is better.”