Covers Up his Inaction at the Department of Public Instruction
July 9, 2018
[Madison, WI] — Last week, news broke that Tony Evers’ Department of Public Instruction drastically increased its license revocations of teachers accused of immoral conduct shortly after the Republican Party of Wisconsin sounded alarms on Evers’ failure to protect children. Instead of showing real leadership, Evers engaged in a cover-up to protect his own political ambitions.
Check out some of the news on Tony Evers covering up his inaction at the Department of Public Instruction:
From the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel: Shortly after Republicans accused him of being soft on teachers guilty of improper and immoral conduct, state schools Superintendent Tony Evers cracked down. Records show Evers, the frontrunner for the Democratic nomination for governor, and his agency revoked or negotiated the surrender of the licenses of 12 educators last September — by far the most of any month during Evers’ eight-year tenure.
From the Associated Press:Evers and the state Department of Public Instruction he’s headed since 2009 had previously averaged less than one revocation per month. The increase came after the Republican Party ran an ad criticizing Evers for not suspending the license of Middleton middle school teacher Andrew Harris for viewing porn on his work computer.
From Media Trackers: Media Trackers has learned that in three cases of teacher license revocation, the offenses had been brought to the attention of the State Department of Public Instruction years earlier, but no action occurred until State Schools Superintendent Tony Evers was under scrutiny from the GOP in relation to the Andrew Harris case.
From the RightWisconsin Daily Update: In the case of Wisconsin Superintendent of Public Instruction Tony Evers, it’s pretty clear ambition is driving him to actions he never would have taken if he wasn’t running for governor. The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel is reporting Evers has increased the rate of denying teaching licenses.