Business Leaders for Education

As respected business owners, many of us worked to support school referenda in our communities during the last election cycle. Since public school funding is not even keeping up with inflation, our schools face continual shortfalls if we don’t solve the school funding problem where it started: the State Legislature.

We’re working with a broad coalition of public education supporters to be sure that all Wisconsin kids get a good education. We do not support the creation of for-profit, tax-supported schools in our state.

We encourage legislators to invest in our public schools, universities, and technical colleges as if the future of our state’s economy depends on it — because it does. Learn more >

Our members wrote a Letter to the Editor about voucher schools. Learn more >

In-person visits with legislators: At our first Lobby Day in April 2013, our members came to the State Capitol to talk with legislators about the importance of public education in their communities. This will be a major focus in our next Lobby Day in Spring 2015. We particularly need business owners from small towns and rural areas. Please email if you want to get involved.