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General Spring Election – April 4, 2017in response to the question from the Wisconsin Library Association:
“How do libraries (public, school, academic) fit into your vision for an educated and economically strong Wisconsin?"
Note: These statements were solicited by WLA in advance of the February 21 primary election.
(In alphabetical order)
Candidate Tony Evers http://www.tonyforwisconsin.com/
As your State Superintendent, I have the privilege of overseeing both public schools and public libraries. I often note that libraries have a history in this country of being the first institutions for learning, and they have maintained that role through countless changes in our society.
Today, our public libraries have placed lifelong learning at the core of their work, and I am proud of my record overseeing this critical public good. Whether this is working with young families and children on pre- and early-literacy skills, providing places for youth to pursue their homework or their...