Walker sends letter to teachers' union head

Walker sends letter to teachers' union head

By The Associated Press. CREATED Apr 12, 2012

MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- Gov. Scott Walker has sent a letter to the head of Wisconsin's statewide teachers union asking that data from past school surveys be posted on the group's website.

Walker sent the letter Thursday to Wisconsin Education Association Council President Mary Bell. He says WEAC has refused to provide his office with details about why the past surveys aren't on the site.

Walker contends that the past results compared with the most recent survey show that schools across the state are better off now than they were before his budget passed last year. That budget cut aid to schools by about $1.6 billion, but also forced teachers and others to pay more for health insurance and pensions to help offset the losses.

A WEAC spokeswoman did not immediately respond.