A guest testimonial by Ed Perkins:
WHY I AM SUPPORTING DR. LOWELL HOLTZ TO LEAD THE WI DEPT. OF PUBLIC INSTRUCTION:
On Feb. 21st primary elections will be held in Wisconsin. On that ballot we will be voting for the WI Superintendent of Public Schools, DPI.
There will be three candidates on that ballot:
Dr. Lowell Holtz has an exceptional record of innovative leadership in Wisconsin school districts in which he has served. Dr. Holtz is an opponent of Common Core but a strong supporter of School Choice, Charter schools, private schools, etc. He takes a very strong position on local control of our K-12 schools.
In the Beloit School System his administrative success, especially with the Latino and African American students, earned him the National Distinguished Principal award from the US Dept. of Education. He has been endorsed by 8 of our WI legislators to head up the DPI.
Dr. Holtz also had an outstanding administrative record at Whitnall School District in the Milwaukee area from which he recently retired.
Holtz’s web site www.kidservative.org contains info that should lead many to support him.
Dr. Tony Evers has been the head of the WI DPI for 8 years and has been a strong supporter of various federal education programs, especially Common Core. In the very last days of Gov. Jim Doyle’s administration in 2009, Tony Evers signed a federal document forcing WI to adopt and support the undefined and almost unknown federal education program we know today as Common Core. That K-12 education program has had disastrous effects upon our local schools’ curriculum.
Our local schools were forced to adopt and implement this UNTESTED education program. Like Obama Care, was adopted without knowing what was in it, the same is true of Common Core. We had to blindly say yes to an undefined and totally untested educational program because millions of federal dollars were available IF Wisconsin entered into this program. Dr. Tony Evers, in spite of this disastrous program, is still a supporter of it.
He is also a strong opponent of the School Choice Program and believes he alone has the authority to define the curriculum for our K-12 students in WI and has publicly stated this.
John Humphries who has worked for the DPI in the past is currently working as a Program Director in the Dodgeville school district. He does not have a PhD.
He sought to have Gov. Walker recalled and signed a recall petition. He claims today to regret having done this.
He has also supported the elections of President Clinton, Ms. Burke who ran against Gov. Walker and also Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett who ran against Gov. Walker. He has never run for public office. He has never held a high level administrative position.
My hope in presenting the above info is that it leads you to vote for Dr. Holtz on Feb. 21st.
I believe he will bring needed change and leadership to implement that change in our WI Dept. of Public Instruction. REMEMBER, the primary election to eliminate one of the above 3 candidates is here in a matter of days.
On Tuesday, Feb. 14th, from 11:30 am to 1:30 pm, at the Appleton Machine Shed Restaurant, Dr. Holtz will be speaking and taking questions from the public. This event is open to all.
We encourage you and friends to bring your appetite for a sit-down meal at your expense, if you are hungry. If not, just come and learn why Dr. Holtz is worthy of your support on Feb. 14th. This will also be a voluntary fund raiser for Dr. Holtz. If you can’t attend you can donate money to Friends of Dr. Holtz, P.O. Box 158, Big Bend, WI, 53103.
For more information, contact Ed Perkins at (920) 358-7242 or firstname.lastname@example.org