By M.D. Kittle
MADISON — Wisconsin’s Department of Public Instruction is massive and expensive and inefficient, and it’s always hungry for more — much more — taxpayer money.
Gov. Tony Evers, who has spent much of his adult life as an educrat, wants to feed DPI a feast of increased funding.
The governor this week joined DPI Superintendent Jill Underly in announcing a plan to pump $2 billion more into the state’s public education system. Republicans blasted the plan as a costly political stunt two months shy of a closely contested election. Evers insists, “We have to do this if we finally want to make a difference for kids.”