(Watertown) Wisconsin Senator John Jagler has been appointed chair of the Senate Committee on Education for the upcoming session. The Republican from Watertown served on the Senate Committee on Education last session after being elected to represent the 13th Senate District in a special election in 2021. He was re-elected to a four year term in November.
Jagler says there needs to be an honest, in-depth assessment of the state education after two years of learning loss caused by our response to the pandemic. He adds that while COVID did magnify problems the state’s reading scores were dropping long before that, despite record state expenditures on education.
“When education leadership doesn’t even recognize poor reading as a problem we have a crises,” says Jagler. He says the committee will also look to enhance educational opportunities for students across the state.
Jagler will serve as vice chair on the Housing, Rural Issues and Forestry Committee. He was also appointed to the Insurance and Small Business Committee and the Joint Legislative Council for the upcoming legislative session.