Tony Evers, Lowell Holtz debate effect of Act 10 on state teacher supply

MILWAUKEE — Candidates to oversee the state’s public schools on Monday disagreed on whether Act 10 was good for teachers and schools and whether to spend more money on taxpayer-funded vouchers for private schools.

It was the first public forum between state Superintendent Tony Evers and his challenger, Lowell Holtz, a former district superintendent. The meeting came in the wake of two weeks of accusations of lying, election bribery and using public resources to plot campaign strategy leading up to and following the Feb. 21 primary. The general election is April 4.

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