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Recently, the Department of Public Instruction has released the results for statewide student assessments from the 2018-19 school year.  Overall statewide results showed slight decreases in English language arts and mathematics proficiency.

Here’s a snapshot of some of the reaction from state legislators including Assembly Committee on Education Chair Rep. Jeremy Thiesfeldt, Assembly Speaker Robin Vos, Sens. Jon Erpenbach & Chris Larson and more:

State Rep. Dave Considine (D-Baraboo) stated:

“This is indicative of years of underfunding and undervaluing our public schools, teachers, and students. When students come to school without basic needs met (food, clothing, sleep), society expects the schools to fill that gap. If this gap isn’t filled, students will struggle to be college or career ready when they graduate. Filling this “gap” means meeting every individual’s need, and right now students are entering the classroom with more challenges than ever before.”

Full Statements:

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