2/14/17 – All three candidates for Superintendent of the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction were in the area over the past two days. John Humphries and Lowell Holtz attended the GOP Lincoln Day Dinner and Caucus in Horicon on Sunday, while democrats held a fundraiser for incumbent Tony Evers in Beaver Dam yesterday.
Humphries had spent seven years with the Department of Public Instruction and has worked in both rural and suburban school districts. The 20-year veteran educator says the voucher program will focus on accountability, school report cards, and give parents more choice.
Holtz has over 30-years of in classroom experience and served as superintendent in Beloit, Whitnall, and Palmyra-Eagle. The former principle and police officer believes the voucher program will give students amazing service and avoid parents sending their kids to a failing school.
Evers has held his current office since 2009. His resume includes 44-years of education, with experience as a principle, school district administrator, and as a CESA administrator. The twice elected superintendent hopes that if the voucher program expands that it does not come at the expense of public schools.