In his first state budget, Gov. Tony Evers, the former chief of the state's education agency, is seeking to freeze the number of students who may enroll in private voucher schools across the state. The budget also proposes to suspend the creation of new independent charter schools until 2023.
It’s only February and we’ve already seen teachers in Los Angeles, Denver and West Virginia go on strike. Now, it’s Oakland’s turn. Teachers there have similar issues with pay, large class size, too few nurses and counselors and other support staff, and the spread of charter schools. Keith Brown, Oakland Education Association's president, talks about what is at stake.