I attended the Marquette University Superintendent candidates debate on Tuesday, March 28th, 2017. The experience of Tony Evers and his knowledge of how changes to the laws affect Wisconsin students, teachers, and schools was apparent to Holtz. Especially at the end of the debate, Holtz seemed to circle everything back to a flimsy rhetoric of Common Core while Tony Evers didn't talk rhetorically. Evers discussed real-time, pragmatic strategies about how to work with the incoming changes and prioritize meeting the needs of students and teachers.
It was great to have Alan Borsuk moderate the debate because his deep, thick knowledge of Wisconsin education and its history kept a "fact check" presence on the stage when rhetoric was generically applied incorrectly to specific situations.
The podcast of the debate can be found here:
As Wisconsinites, we value this role so much that we are the only state in the US where this is a constitutional office. Vote on Tuesday, April 4th!