WEAC is learning from the past and building for the future, WEAC President says

Inspired by the legacy handed down by our past leaders and encouraged by the incredible promise of our current and aspiring educators, the future of WEAC is very strong, WEAC President Ron Martin said Saturday at the 95th WEAC Representative Assembly. Despite what some media say, “It’s an exciting time to be a union member,” Martin said at the daylong Assembly in Stevens Point.

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Ron Martin elected WEAC President; Peggy Wirtz-Olsen is new Vice President

Eau Claire middle school teacher Ron Martin has been elected WEAC president, and Marshfield High School English teacher Peggy Wirtz-Olsen has been elected WEAC Vice President. The election took place over the weekend during the 94th WEAC Representative Assembly. “I believe in our union and the power we have to transform public education and to continue to serve as its guardians,” Martin told RA delegates. “We will be known by educators as the union that promotes and advances professional practice, personal growth, as well as the economic welfare and rights of our members.”

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It’s time to return to basics of teaching and joyful learning, Kippers says

It’s time to return our schools to the basics of teaching and joyful learning, WEAC President Betsy Kippers said Saturday in an address to the WEAC annual Representative Assembly in Milwaukee. “There’s a growing line of politicians, corporations, know-it-alls and profiteers banging on our schoolhouse doors to get inside and take away that joy. They want to incentivize, profitize, standardize. We won’t let them!”

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