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Underwood calls on Wisconsinites to bolster commitment to public education

November 19, 2014

In honor of American Education Week, which runs Nov. 16 to 22, UW-Madison School of Education Dean Julie Underwood penned a letter to the editor.

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Her opinion piece, which was published in the online and print edition’s of today’s Capital Times newspaper, calls on people to both reflect on the outstanding public education system we have here in Wisconsin and to rejuvenate their commitment to public education.

Writes Underwood: “To be clear, we realize there continue to be major gaps in achievement in schools across Wisconsin, and we must continually strive to find better and more effective ways to make sure every child has access to a free, high-quality education.”

She adds: “But disinvesting in public education is not the answer. So as we celebrate American Education Week, join me in calling on Wisconsinites everywhere to reinvigorate our commitment to backing a truly first-rate public education system. Our future depends on it. “

Make sure and check out the entire letter to the editor for free on the Capital Times’ website.
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