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Tim Michels on Education

2004 former Republican Senate Challenger

 


Support universal school choice; remove financial obstacles

Barriers to these programs must be removed so that all families have the choices that have been only available to some. I support universal school choice. Financial obstacles must be removed. Under my leadership, Wisconsin families will have access to a school that meets their needs, regardless of their income or zip code.

The state must adopt legislation that sets higher standards for reading proficiency, drives proven science of reading instruction methods, and gives parents the transparency needed to choose schools that follow the practices that work. Nothing is more important than ensuring every child can read at grade level or above. This must be a priority.

Source: 2022 Wisconsin campaign website MichelsForGovernor.com , Aug 12, 2022

Support parents rejecting Critical Race Theory

Parents must know if schools are focusing more on math and reading--or instead advancing a curriculum rooted in Critical Race Theory, one that identifies and divides students as either oppressors or oppressed. The many Wisconsin families who reject such indoctrination need the ability to raise concerns without being shouted down. They need the power, if necessary, to enroll their children elsewhere.

Incentivize students to pursue education in, and invest in training for, high-demand fields such as healthcare, engineering, and technology and remain in the state after graduation.

Increase opportunities for K-12 students to participate in hands-on internships, youth apprenticeships, and programs such as Dual Enrollment.

Increase investments in the state's vocational technical training to enhance the hands-on skills of the Wisconsin workforce.

Source: 2022 Wisconsin campaign website MichelsForGovernor.com , Aug 12, 2022

Favors competition, taxpayer-supported vouchers

Michels wants families to have more choice in education and favors taxpayer-supported vouchers. "Competition is what makes our business better. We compete fiercely with our competitors--that's what makes us a better company. I think if there's competition in the education system, the same thing will happen. Parents will have a right to choose."
Source: Eagle Herald on 2022 Wisconsin Governor race , May 1, 2022

Empower parents, not bureaucrats

We need to maintain the innovation and progress that has given Wisconsin a leg up nationally. I believe the federal government should give schools the resources to succeed. But, with those resources we must have accountability, student progress and most of all, local control. We need to give teachers the flexibility they need to maintain order in classrooms and parents the choice to decide who educates their children. WE SHOULD EMPOWER PARENTS, NOT BUREAUCRATS.
Source: 2004 Senate campaign website, MichelsForSenate.com, “Issues” , Sep 23, 2004

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