Public Education is Not a Game or a Show

On September 11, television channels in Region 6 and throughout the country aired a slick gimmick of a program called “Think It Up.” WEAC and NEA have researched the program and its backers and have shared what they found with local leaders at Region 6 and throughout the state. The program is sponsored by the […]

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Celebrate Labor Day with Region 6

All WEAC Region 6 members and their families are invited to participate in Labor Day celebrations Labor Temple of Madison on Monday, September 7. The South Central Federation of Labor’s annual Labor Fest begins at noon on Labor Day and will recognize Region 6 members during the Solidarity Roll Call. There will be music, food […]

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Catch Region 6 on TV

A small group of Region 6 leaders have been meeting with editorial boards throughout the Region 6 media market. Longtime Capital Times editor Dave Zweifel wrote about our meeting in July. In the last week of July three Region 6 members and WISC-TV editorial director Neil Heinen recorded a “For the Record” show. The show will air […]

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Region 6 is in the News

Legendary Wisconsin journalist Dave Zweifel devoted a column to WEAC Region 6 last week. The Capital Times column focuses on the strength of our union while it also criticizes the anti-education and anti-labor policies of Governor Walker and the Legislature. Zweifel’s article is paired with a great cartoon from award winning labor cartoonist Mike Konopacki […]

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Sun Prairie Teacher Sounds Alarm on Standards

Proposed changes to Wisconsin’s teaching licensing standards threaten the quality of education in Wisconsin, Region 6 member and former Sun Prairie Education Association president Brad Lutes told WISC-TV, Channel 3, in Madison last week. “These standards would put us below the lowest-achieving states in the United States,” the Sun Prairie health and physical education teacher […]

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Region 6 RA Celebrates Success

This year’s Region 6 Representative Assembly was Saturday, May 30, in Madison, is the first RA since the foundation of the region. Delegates approved a Region 6 budget for 2015-16, and set the direction of the regional organization’s work for the next 12 months. To view photos from the RA go to the Region 6 […]

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Attend a Region 6 Student Loan Debt Area Event

Throughout WEAC Region 6, union members, staff and community leaders are putting their heads together to help Region 6 members who are suffering under crippling student loan debt. In May, each county in Region 6 will host an event for educators living or working in that county. Student loan borrowers were share their stories and […]

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Region 6 Tackles Members’ Student Loan Debt

Throughout WEAC Region 6, union members, staff and community leaders are putting their heads together to help Region 6 members who are suffering under crippling student loan debt. In May, each county in Region 6 will host an event for educators living or working in that county. The first events are May 13 in Jefferson […]

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WEAC RA Honors Region 6

Region 6 President Mark Lindsey was presented with a President’s Award at the WEAC Representative Assembly on April 18. The award honors exceptional leadership achievement. In presenting the award, WEAC President Betsy Kippers said, “Mark is the president of Region 6 and has been part of the transition process from the beginning of the development […]

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