Education Superintendent Candidate

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(Madison) - Wisconsin voters get a chance to hear from those seeking to lead educational efforts here in the Dairy State.

Three of the four candidates vying for the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction's Superintendent position met today to debate their education–related concerns prior to the February eighth primary.

The three candidates explained their disappointment with current Superintendent Elizabeth Burmaster's lack of progress during the past four years.

Candidate Gregg Underheim says, “The amount of money that we spend in education is not the determining factor in producing quality. We need to be seeing what the successful school districts that are low spending are doing and export their solutions to the rest of the state.”

Candidate Todd Stelzel agrees, "I am a believer in caps. I think that if the district is going to exceed its revenue cap, its needs to have a referendum in order to do that.

Some of those attending the meeting also voiced concerns and disapproval regarding Burmaster's absence today.


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