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Wisconsin Education Chief Tony Evers Files to Run for Governor

Tony Evers, Wisconsin's longtime and outspoken state superintendent, filed to run for state governor Friday, according to the Journal-Sentinel. But he has not yet made a decision on whether he will actually run.  

Evers was first elected to be the state superintendent in 2009 and last year beat charter supporter Lowell Holtz by a wide margin in the 2016 race. 

He has been widely supported by the state's teacher's union for his stances on charter schools, vouchers, and school finance, issues which have roiled the political debate in the Badger state for some years now. 

Wisconsin is one of 36 states that will have a governor's election next year, and education is sure to be a top issue as states have more flexibility to shape education agendas under the Every Student Succeeds Act. 

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