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Congressman Mark Pocan

Representing the 2nd District of Wisconsin

Wisconsin Leading the Nation in Cuts to Education

Jun 26, 2014
Press Release
Rep. Pocan says, “Wisconsinites deserve better than this.”

WASHINGTON, D.C.—U.S. Rep. Mark Pocan (WI-02), a member of the House Educations and Workforce Committee, today issued the following statement on a study by the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities which showed Wisconsin second only to Alabama in cuts to state funding for education since 2008:

“We can no longer afford to ignore the critical needs of public education in Wisconsin. Repeated cuts to education hurt our state’s economy over the long-term and our ability to compete in the global economy. Wisconsin has a rich history of quality public schools and investing in the future leaders of our state. Unfortunately, the current leadership at the State Capitol is taking the state in the wrong direction.  It is my hope those who supported earlier cuts to education will be embarrassed by this latest report. Wisconsinites deserve better than this.”