MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The conservative-backed candidate to become Wisconsin’s top education official is calling on her Democratic-backed opponent to denounce her television ad running statewide.
Disagreement over the ad was the most heated flashpoint during a virtual debate broadcast Wednesday.
Former Brown Deer Superintendent Deb Kerr and Pecatonica Superintendent Jill Underly also sparred over how to best emerge from the coronavirus pandemic, the future of taxpayer-funded voucher schools and whether the state Department of Public Instruction needs to be dismantled.
The ad in question accuses Kerr of covering up a scandal at Brown Deer that broke in 2009. Underly did not apologize for it.