✓ Wisconsin is #1 in graduation rates in the nation.
✓ Three-quarters of Wisconsin students advance to post- secondary education.
✓ Fifty-two percent of teachers hold a master’s degree.
✓ More Wisconsin students take Advanced Placement classes today than at any time in state history.
✓ Wisconsin consistently places in the top three on the ACT test and more than two-thirds of students take the test.
✓ Two-thirds of the fastest growing occupations require technical education of an associate degree or less.
✓ The NEA hosts an annual Read Across America challenge. Visit nea.org/readacrossamerica
for ideas on how to bring this program to your school.
✓ Extracurriculars, electives and foreign language classes are often the first programs cut in tough budgets. Consider foreign language: According to the U.S. General Accounting Office, the U.S. government has expressed a
need for fluent speakers of languages other than English,
particularly in less commonly taught languages such as Arabic and Chinese. Ask your child’s school to start language clubs.
✓ Childhood obesity is on the rise. Weigh in on this forum to share with us what your school is doing to promote physical fitness.