September 4, 2018
[Madison, WI] — Tony Evers failed to revoke the license of a Beloit teacher even after multiple students reported that the teacher in question sent a victim Snapchat messages soliciting sex. Despite this, when faced with an overwhelming amount of evidence from the school district that this teacher was unfit to be in the classroom with students, Evers failed to act.
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Local Teacher at Center of GOP Attack Ad
Beloit Daily News
August 31, 2018
A former Beloit Turner High School teacher is at the center of attack ads released last week by allies of Gov. Scott Walker against his Democratic challenger Tony Evers.
Turner Superintendent Dennis McCarthy said the district conducted an internal investigation and contacted the Town of Beloit Police Department. During the investigation the teacher was placed on administrative leave. After an initial interview with her attorney, McCarthy said Yoerger refused to cooperate further and then resigned from the district.
“Based on our district’s investigation, I am confident we took every appropriate step in removing this teacher from the classroom and assuring that she would never work with our students again,” McCarthy said.
The Associated Press reports the case is complex. An attorney for the state Department of Public Instruction (DPI), which Evers oversees, initially said there was “substantial reason” to find the teacher had engaged in “immoral conduct.”
Based on the district’s investigation, McCarthy believes this teacher failed to adhere to district policy and “ultimately failed in her duties as a professional.”
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