UW-Madison’s Peter Goff recently appeared on Wisconsin Public Radio’s “Central Time” program to talk about Tony Evers securing his third term as Wisconsin’s superintendent for public instruction.
Evers easily topped voucher advocate Lowell Holtz, a retired Whitnall School District superintendent, in the April 4 election.
Goff is an assistant professor with the School of Education's Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis
who is an expert on K-12 educational policy, leadership evaluation and development, and hiring and selection practices.
Goff said Evers had a message of positivity and hope that helped him gain the support of public school teachers.
"(Evers) is really seen as a champion for teachers, supporting what they do, their professionalism and how they get the job done," said Goff.
Also at the forefront of the conversation is the achievement gap. Wisconsin currently has the widest achievement gap for black students, Goff said.
"I think (Evers) will continue to advocate for funding systems that will channel money where the least advantaged students need it the most," said Goff.