MADISON - Gov. Scott Walker says he disagrees with state superintendent Tony Evers' assessment that his re-election victory on Tuesday means voters disapprove of private voucher school expansion.
Evers opposes Walker's plans to expand voucher schools and mentioned that position frequently during his re-election campaign against voucher backer state Rep. Don Pridemore. Evers also advocates strongly for more public school spending, which Walker has not provided under his budget.
Evers said his election win showed voters were rejecting Walker's education proposals.
But Walker said Wednesday that was a factor at all in the state superintendent race, which he says voters paid little attention to.
Walker also notes that he's won two elections since 2010 and he is a strong voucher school proponent.
RHINELANDER - A Rhinelander couple thought they were empty nesters. However, an experience volunteering made them open their doors back up to kids who need a temporary home. The Zoerb's adult children moved out years ago. But at any moment they could get a call from social services that make them bring out their parenting skills for another round. Rick and Danielle Zoerb work together as realtors putting people in homes that are the perfect fit. However, the husband and wife know their home can be a good fit for others too. "There's no reason for kids to have to fall through the cracks," said Dani. Rick met a child at a mentorship program a few years ago. It was a meeting that opened a new door for him and his wife. "There was no hesitation on our part when we felt the situation was deteriorating for this young boy," said Rick.
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