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VIDEO: March 1st State Superintendent candidate forum – special education policy

Wisconsin’s two candidates for the office of State Superintendent of Public Instruction are participated in a March 1, 2013 candidate forum at the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh focusing on special education policy.

Incumbent State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tony Evers and challenger State Rep. Don Pridemore are on the April 2, 2013 statewide ballot for the nonpartisan office. They were invited to participate in the Friday, March 1 “Special Education: Policy and Priorities” forum, hosted by UW Oshkosh and its Department of Special Education and College of Education and Human Services and sponsored by an array of nonprofit organizations advancing the rights and quality of life of the disabled community.

Watch the forum here:


“The forum was an opportunity for our campus and local communities to gain a greater understanding of issues affecting special education in the state of Wisconsin,” said UW Oshkosh COEHS Dean and forum moderator Fred Yeo. “It was also a natural segue into the annual Planting the Seeds of Inclusion conference the next day, which explored ways teachers, administrators, related service professionals and families can support and expand learning opportunities for children with disabilities.”

The forum’s other sponsors include: Wisconsin Disability Vote Coalition; Wisconsin Board for People with Developmental Disabilities; Disability Rights Wisconsin; WI FACETS; Wisconsin Family Ties; Quality Education Coalition; Survival Coalition and Wisconsin Reading Coalition.

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