Evers, who is seeking a third term, faces re-election April 4 against Lowell Holtz. While the race is officially nonpartisan, Evers enjoys support from a Democratic base, including teacher unions and public-school advocates. Holtz, meanwhile, has been more vocal of his support for voucher schools.
Evers told several stories of public school students around the state finding success — a student in West Salem who turned a "hunk of junk" into a truck; students in Juneau creating a robot wrestling match; a Milwaukee Public Schools student originally from Mexico who got a $90,000 college scholarship to pursue a career in biology.
The public doesn't hear those kinds of stories enough, Evers said, adding he believes it's his job to tell them.