Bill and his wife Sue Kolve-Feehan own The Salon Professional Academy in Onalaska, which educates students for lifelong careers in a stable industry.
He knows from experience that one-size-fits-all regulations from disconnected bureaucrats hamper education, public and private. He believes the best education is the result of strong community schools and strong local control.
Maintaining support for the University of Wisconsin System should be a top priority as the state budget stabilizes in the years to come.
Bill opposes a top-down approach to higher education. He strongly believes chancellors at the UW campuses and local education leaders should be empowered to make the decisions that are best for their institutions.
The average manufacturing income is $43,470 in La Crosse County. Our technical colleges and our four-year institutions need the support to fulfill our economy’s demand for all types of skills, from doctors and lawyers to welding and HVAC.
A strong educational foundation starting with preschool is important to our economic future. He supports the governor’s Read-to-Lead initiative and vigorous standards. Teachers, principals, and superintendents must be empowered to decide the best way to meet their community’s unique educational needs.
The best education shouldn’t be limited to only families who can afford it. It’s important to give parents a choice in where their children get an education.